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Doctors have authority to decide treatment of minors

Doctors have authority to decide treatment of minors

September 10, 2013


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The rights of minor hospital patients do not allow for the majority of children to have any autonomy as to their treatment. Rather, difficult decisions are left to either their parents or guardians, but allotting such stress to parents may not be in the child’s best interest. Rece...