Refusal of Medical Treatment by Children and Young People

Event date
4 May 2023
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Oxford week
TT 2
Faculty Members
The Law Board Room/Online Via Zoom

Chair: Rachel Taylor

If you wish to attend online but have not received a Zoom calendar invite or are not Faculty staff, please contact to request a Zoom link. 



This seminar will explore the extent to which the law permits children to make decisions about their own medical treatment. It will explore both the implications where a child consents to  and where she refuses, treatment, examining how the law approaches the concept of ‘capacity’ in relation to children. It will also consider the wider issue raised by the courts making medical treatment decisions that involve questions of value, namely which values (or whose) should determine what is ‘best’ for the child.

Found within

Medical Law and Ethics