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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1999 May;17(2):341-52, x.

Emergency department treatment of minors.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.


This article discusses the practical application of ethical issues in the ED treatment of minors, beginning with a brief discussion of basic principles (including differences between adults and minors), and issues of consent and confidentiality. The remainder of the article focuses on case studies that explore the topics of drug and alcohol screening, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and sexual assault.

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