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Who should have the final say about a child's medical treatment - doctors or parents?
Children would feel more comfortable knowing that their parents are making medical decisions on their behalf.
Children - especially younger ones -
look to their parents
for moral and emotional support, as well as authority in decision making. It's important to their emotional development and comfort in the situation that they see their parents as in control of such important decisions.
Parents are likelier to take the child's opinion into account than doctors are.
of doctors so they would much rather prefer their parents making medical decisions instead.
of patients prefer that their doctor make the final decisions regarding their medical care.