Assent, consent and paediatric bioethics. Commentary

Carlo Petrini, Ippolita Rana, Enrico Alleva

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-319
Number of pages3
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 5 2016
Externally publishedYes


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