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Involving Minors in Decisions About Medical and Mental Health Care

CE Credit: 4

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Length: 4 hours

Exam Items: 5

Psychologists are faced with countless situations where they must help to determine how much to include minors in decision making about medical and mental/behavioral health care and how to work with families in which parents and minors do not agree. This intermediate workshop reviews the legal, ethical, developmental, and clinical considerations for involving minors in decision making — including relevant science in the areas of adolescent decision making, risk-taking, and brain development — and poses clinical case examples for interaction with participants. 

Learning Objective 1 
Enhance your framework for determining minors’ appropriate level of involvement in health care decisions in everyday practice. 

Learning Objective 2
Recognize adolescent developmental competencies relative to the standard for informed consent. 
 
Learning Objective 3
Differentiate the relative importance of legal, ethical, developmental, and clinical considerations for involving minors in health care decisions. 
 
Learning Objective 4
Identify the unique skills and roles for psychologists in deciding the appropriate level of involvement of minors in health care decision making.
 
Presenter: Mary Ann McCabe, PhD

Supplementary Materials

  • Case examples
  • Handout of slides
  • References