medical ethics

informed consent

Informed Consent – Losing Ground in America

Currently, there is a growing trend to introduce legislation that targets teens and uses the slippery change – from informed consent to informed assent – to undermine current protections in our society. Doctors have the responsibility to determine the ability and competence of the child for giving his or her consent or assent.

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Written by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO. Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved.