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Consent quiz: how well would you do?: A survey of the knowledge of CAMHS workers of the law relating to consent to treatment in children

  • Rob Potter (a1)
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The law relating to consent to treatment in children can be confusing. It is made up of a patchwork of statutory and case law that reflects an ambivalence between respecting the rights and autonomy of the child and the pervading paternalism within the courts and society more generally. This has lead to an ebb and flow of these competing pressures over the years.

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Consent quiz: how well would you do?: A survey of the knowledge of CAMHS workers of the law relating to consent to treatment in children

  • Rob Potter (a1)
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