Informed consent with children and adolescents

V R Pieranunzi, L G Freitas
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 1992, 5 (2): 21-7
Nurses are becoming increasingly responsible for obtaining consent from children and adolescents for psychiatric treatment. The current practice of obtaining consent for participation in research is discussed. Consent from minors has implications for clinical treatment. This article examines power and powerlessness, and restrictiveness of the treatment setting in relation to nurses obtaining consent from children and adolescents.

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