9780199251544

Children, Families, and Health Care Decision Making

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  • ISBN13:

    9780199251544

  • ISBN10:

    0199251541

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-23
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press

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Summary

Ross here presents an original and controversial look at the moral principles that guide parents in making health care decisions for their children, and the role of children in the decision-making process. She opposes the current movement to increase child autonomy, in favor of respect for family autonomy and proposes significant changes in what informed consent allows and requires for pediatric health care decisions. The first systematic medical ethics book that focuses specifically on children's health care, Ross's work has important things to say to health care providers who work with children as well as to ethicists and public policy analysts.

Author Biography

Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Medicine, and Assistant Director of the Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, at the University of Chicago

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Development of a Health Care Decision-Making Model for Children 1(74)
Introduction
3(17)
A Limited Theory of the Family
20(19)
Constrained Parental Autonomy
39(17)
Respect for the Competent Child
56(19)
Part II: Applications of Constrained Parental Autonomy 75(102)
The Child as Research Subject
77(34)
The Child as Organ Donor
111(20)
The Child as Patient
131(21)
The Sexually Active Adolescent
152(18)
Conclusion
170(7)
Bibliography 177(14)
Index 191

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