Children and consent to medical treatment

Mathews, Benjamin P. (2014) Children and consent to medical treatment. In White, Ben, McDonald, Fiona, & Willmott, Lindy (Eds.) Health Law in Australia [2nd ed.]. Thomson Reuters Australia, Limited, Sydney, Australia, pp. 149-192.


This chapter provides a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of legislative provisions and common law principles regarding children and the law of consent to medical treatment. When can children provide their own consent? Can parents consent on behalf of their children, and if so, under what circumstances and why? Is court authority ever required, and if so, when, and why? What new contexts are providing fresh challenges to legal principles, parents, medical practitioners, and most importantly, children?

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ID Code: 78491
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Law, children, consent, medical treatment, bioethics
ISBN: 9780455231549
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PAEDIATRICS AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (111400) > Paediatrics (111403)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Ltd.
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2014 23:13
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:15

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