TITLE

When minors refuse medical treatment

AUTHOR(S)
Teicher, Stacy A.
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;2/9/99, Vol. 91 Issue 51, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explores issues related to a Massachusetts minor who refused a blood transfusion on religious grounds. Case of Jehovah's Witness Alexis Demos; Court ruling that Demos should be given the transfusion, and the ruling's appeal; Questions about the rights of minors who refuse medical treatment; Consideration of so-called mature minors; Views of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Need to preserve life; Expected appeals court ruling.
ACCESSION #
1516039

 

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