... 3 Whether a minor has the capa to consent to medical treatment depends upon the totality of the circumstances and the facts of each case.
In many states ( Donna, 2011), minors can make medical treatment decision without their parent’s inputs regarding mental health, drug and/or alcohol dependency, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, pregnancy, sexual assault and emergency treatment. The criteria for minor’s to give consent are generally the same as for anyone else, the consent must be based on the ability to understand conflicting advice, and it must be voluntary and intentional (English & Kenney, 2003).
What criteria should be considered?
The criteria to be considered include; age: degree...