Parental Refusal of Consent for their Child's Medical Treatment: An Ethical, Professional and Legal Dilemma

King, Liz (2013). Parental Refusal of Consent for their Child's Medical Treatment: An Ethical, Professional and Legal Dilemma. British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing, 14(8) pp. 11–17.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742645613000053

Abstract

Parental refusal to consent for medical and surgical consent can present children's nurses with a professional dilemma and can potentially negatively impact the care provided for the both the paediatric patient and their family. With in this article, the legal, ethical and professional aspects associated with this dilemma are presented and discussed from the parental, child and nurse point of view.

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