DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy
Event Title: Adolescent Consent: Who Decides?
September 26, 2022
- Discuss the historical, ethical, and legal reasons why parents and granted authority to make decisions on behalf of the child.
- Describe the legal and ethical aspects of adolescent consent in the medical field
- Elaborate on the Harm Principle as the standard to identify when interference with parental decision-making is justified.
- Demonstrate conversations with both children and their guardians regarding medical decisions
- Describe case examples to explain complex decision-making for children.
James B. Fahner, M.D. (Moderator)
Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics/Human Development at Michigan State University
Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan
- Dominic Sisti, Ph.D.
Associate professor in the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania
- Speaker Presentation Title: On the Cusp of Capacity? Healthcare Decision-Making with and for Minors
- Douglas S. Diekema MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine with adjunct appointments in the Departments of Bioethics & Humanities and Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health
- Speaker Presentation Title: Decision Making on Behalf of Children and Adolescents