Informed Consent and Pediatric Care

  • Michael A. Grodin
  • Joel J. Alpert
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)


The nature and scope of medical practice over the past century has expanded rapidly. The physician’s ability to diagnose and to treat exceedingly complex diseases has brought a new set of ethical, psychosocial, legal, and economic dilemmas. Today’s physician is in a cultural milieu with demands and expectations that far surpass those of his predecessors. These changes have affected the physician-patient relationship that has evolved from one with the patient dependent upon the physician to one that requires more interaction.


Supra Note Consent Process Legal Guardian Parental Objection Current Statistical Data 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Grodin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joel J. Alpert
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Boston City HospitalBostonUSA

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