Parental authority and pediatric bioethical decision making.

@article{Cherry2010ParentalAA,
  title={Parental authority and pediatric bioethical decision making.},
  author={M. Cherry},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          553-72
        }
}
  • M. Cherry
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Journal of medicine and philosophy
In this paper, I offer a view beyond that which would narrowly reduce the role of parents in medical decision making to acting as custodians of the best interests of children and toward an account of family authority and family autonomy. As a fundamental social unit, the good of the family is usually appreciated, at least in part, in terms of its ability successfully to instantiate its core moral and cultural understandings as well as to pass on such commitments to future generations. The… Expand

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