Overriding parents' medical decisions for their children: a systematic review of normative literature.

@article{McDougall2014OverridingPM,
  title={Overriding parents' medical decisions for their children: a systematic review of normative literature.},
  author={Rosalind J McDougall and Lauren Notini},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={
          448-52
        }
}
This paper reviews the ethical literature on conflicts between health professionals and parents about medical decision-making for children. We present the results of a systematic review which addressed the question 'when health professionals and parents disagree about the appropriate course of medical treatment for a child,under what circumstances is the health professional ethically justified in overriding the parents' wishes?’ We identified nine different ethical frameworks that were put… CONTINUE READING

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