Informed parental consent for cochlear implantation of young deaf children: social and other considerations in the use of the 'bionic ear'.

@article{Hyde2000InformedPC,
  title={Informed parental consent for cochlear implantation of young deaf children: social and other considerations in the use of the 'bionic ear'.},
  author={Micki Hyde and Dominic M. Power},
  journal={The Australian journal of social issues},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={
          117-27
        }
}
This paper examines the social parameters surrounding the management of informed consent procedures for the parents of young deaf children for the surgical fitting of a cochlear implant ('bionic ear') to their child. Although most observers of this remarkable and well publicised medical development only see benefits in its use, the authors examine the nature of the conflict which has emerged between medical and media portrayals of the 'miracle' device and contrasting social, cultural and… CONTINUE READING
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