Ethical considerations with regard to adolescent consent in the perioperative setting: Talking points for anaesthetic practitioners

Daniel Morgan
  • Journal of Perioperative Practice, March 2018, SAGE Publishing
  • DOI: 10.1177/1750458918767602

Ethical problems that may arise when operating on teenagers and young people.

What is it about?

The law around teenage consent is not straight forward in the theatre environment. This paper attempts to clarify certain aspects relating to the law and any ethical issues that may arise.

Why is it important?

As an Operating Department Practitioner you will almost certainly come across teenagers in your practice. There is relatively little time devoted to ethical considations during training and thetefore this paper is an attempt to clarify best practices with regards to any problems that may arise.

Perspectives

Daniel Morgan (Author)

I enjoyed writing this paper as it was a great way to get closure on the incident and clarify events in my mind.

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