Should a 13-year-old have the right to refuse life-saving treatment?

Should a 13-year-old have the right to decide whether to acept a potentially life-saving heart transplant? That’s the question posed by the British case of Hannah Jones. Her story is told well in this article in The Guardian and in the news video below:

About Thomas Mayo

AA-Law(Faculty)
This entry was posted in Medical ethics. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>