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ETHICS IN MEDICINE   University of Washington School of Medicine

Parental Decision Making:
Case 1

A 4-year-old with an obviously broken forearm is brought to the emergency department by her baby-sitter. Both the baby-sitter and emergency room staff have attempted to reach her parents without success.

Can you treat this child without parental permission?


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