Assent, consent and paediatric bioethics



In the ethics of relations between physicians and paediatric patients the question of autonomy and its corollary, consent, is crucial. While the importance attached to autonomy in the clinical setting is not the same as that accorded in research, it nonetheless assumes greater relevance when minors are involved, and a careful case-by-case assessment becomes obligatory.

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Carlo Petrini

Ippolita Rana

Enrico Alleva

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Petrini, C., Rana, I., & Alleva, E. (2016). Assent, consent and paediatric bioethics. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 52(3), 317–319. Retrieved from
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