Research Outline-What are some criticisms of Piaget’s model in the context of medical decision-making?
Whether a minor has the capacity to consent to medical treatment depends upon the totality of the circumstances and the facts of each case. What criteria should be considered?
When do a minor’s choices take precedence over the parents’ choices? Can state law change that?
For what reasons do states sometimes get involved in minors’ medical care?
Why is it essential for medical care providers to determine and document a minor’s maturity?
According to developmental theorist Jean Piaget, when do most minors begin to employ mature thinking processes? What are some criticisms of Piaget’s model in the context of medical decision-making?