Children’s Roles in Medical Decisions
Children's Roles in Medical Decisions explores the three primary ways in which older children and teenagers can influence or control their medical care. It examines the ethics and law of emancipated and mature minors, and describes the ethical and practical challenges of children’s assent.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Define the concepts of an emancipated and mature minor.
- Describe the implications for medical decision-making when an adolescent is emancipated.
- Explain how the mature minor doctrine is grounded in state law.
- Discuss the notion of assent and its application to decision-making in pediatrics.
In this activity, learners will engage with the content by moving through a series of brief video lectures with links to related readings, downloadable resources, and quizzes.
This course is divided into three lectures:
- Mature Minors (8:16)
- Emancipated Minors (11:26)
- Assent (11:36)
Each lecture includes a list of suggested readings that provide more detail about what was discussed. Links to external readings will lead you to an abstract or, if available, the full article.
Successful completion of this educational activity and receipt of certificate of credit includes achieving a minimum score of 80% on the post-test.
Release date: May 8, 2017
Expiration date: May 31, 2023
Last reviewed: March 9, 2022
Amount of CME credit: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Amount of Nursing Contact Hours: 0.75 NCPD hours
Estimated Length of Time for Completion: approximately 0.75 hour
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The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been designated by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for 0.75 hours of Patient Safety/Risk Management.
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Penn Medicine Nursing awards this activity 0.75 NCPD hours.
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
The following planning committee member has reported the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity:
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD: Leigh Bureau, Speaker Honorarium; Oak HC/FT, Salary; Nuna, Stock Shareholder
The faculty and planning committee members listed below have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity:
Steven Joffe, MD, MPH
Autumn Fiester, PhD
Dominic A. Sisti, PhD
Connie Ulrich, PhD, MSN
Amy Ashbridge, MBA
Adam Zolkover, MA
Laura C. Hart, MFA
Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP
Michael Schoen, PhD
Rodman Campbell, CHCP
Patricia Smith, DNP, RN, BC
The faculty reported that there will be no mention of investigational and/or off-label use of products in this presentation.
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