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Time for legislative clarity on consent to medical treatment: children, young people and the “mature minor”

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dc.contributor.author Schweppe, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Davidson, Hope
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-06T10:01:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-06T10:01:03Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland 2015, 21(2), 65-75 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8695
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite recent calls for legislative change in the area, the law in relation to consent to medical treatment for those under the age of 18 in Ireland remains unfortunately, and perhaps dangerously, murky. This article proposes to analyse the law in relation to three categories of “children”, looking first at proxy consent for young children, secondly at consent for those aged 16 and 17, and finally at the possibility of a Gillick-type consent process in this jurisdiction, that is, consent for sufficiently mature under-16s. We will ultimately argue that, rather than addressing this issue on a piecemeal basis through various pieces of legislation, the time has come for a single Act which definitively provides for statutory clarity in this area. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland;2015, 21(2), 65-75
dc.relation.uri https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en.html
dc.rights This article was first published by Thomson Reuters in the Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland 2015, 21 (2), pp. 65-75 en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject consent en_US
dc.subject Gillick competence en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject medical treatment en_US
dc.subject minors en_US
dc.title Time for legislative clarity on consent to medical treatment: children, young people and the “mature minor” en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1630232


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