How general practitioners determine young people's rights

Bartholomew, Terence 2009, How general practitioners determine young people's rights, Youth studies Australia, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 5-13.

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Title How general practitioners determine young people's rights
Author(s) Bartholomew, Terence
Journal name Youth studies Australia
Volume number 28
Issue number 2
Start page 5
End page 13
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Publication date 2009-06
ISSN 1038-2569
Summary To explore how Victorian general practitioners understand and apply relevant legal authority when faced with a. young person who requests the oral contraceptive pill, over 300 doctors were asked to make decisions about a hypothetical patient's competence and confidentiality. Respondents presented a range of philosophical perspectives about young people's entitlements, and operationalised legal authority in a variety of ways. The data indicate that the assumptions embedded in relevant law, the vague nature of existing legal criteria and the evident diversity in assessment practices all have the potential to act as obstacles to young people's claim to rights in the medical context.
Language eng
Field of Research 220106 Medical Ethics
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
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