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CHILD RIGHTS AND THE LIMITS OF PARENTAL CONSENT IN MEDICAL PROCEDURES

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Author(s): OANA-MARIA HANCIU

Journal: Challenges of the Knowledge Society
ISSN 2068-7796

Volume: 2;
Issue: -;
Start page: 916;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: child rights | parental rights | limits | decision factors | health professionals

ABSTRACT
Parental consent regarding a child includes the right of them to consent or not to a certain treatment on behalf of the child, but for this to be valid it must be governed by the child best interest. Even if the parents believe in a sincere way of the rightness of their decision regarding the child interest, if the procedures are not adequate for the child age and for his real needs and this has a irreversible and damaging effect, the parental consent must be limited. Also, the right for life and medical treatment of a minor child is prior to any religious beliefs of parents. This paper has the purpose to present some procedures in order to protect the children and to limit the parental consent, so that the parental rights to determine medical treatment for the child will not be used in damage of child best interest.
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