Decisional Capacity Among Minors With HIV: A Model for Balancing Autonomy Rights With the Need for Protection

Ethics and Behavior 20 (2):83-94 (2010)
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The purpose of this article is threefold: (a) to describe the relevant ethical and legal issues associated with decisional capacity among minors and to discuss the importance of these concepts for children and adolescents living with HIV, (b) to provide a framework for assessing the decisional capacity of children and adolescents with HIV, and (c) to present a model for thinking about how to use this assessment data to guide action along the protection-autonomy continuum
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