Would I attend child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)? Fourteen to sixteen year olds decide
Paul, Moli, Berriman, Jo Anne and Evans, Joanne. (2008) Would I attend child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)? Fourteen to sixteen year olds decide. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol.13 (No.1). pp. 19-25. ISSN 1475357XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-3588.2007.00453.....
Background: Research indicates minors over 14-years have capacity, yet, in England and Wales, only over-16s are legally presumed able to consent. This study compared 14/15- and 16-year-olds' decision-making about attending CAMHS. Method: Questionnaire-based study of 1129 14-16-year-olds. Results: Fewer 16-year-olds think parents contribute to decision-making. There were no significant differences between 14/15- and 16-year-olds in relation to thinking they have the final say, voluntariness or information preferences. Four-fifths wanted a range of information and thought it should be provided to all young people, not just those referred. Conclusions: 14/15-year-olds are as likely as 16-year-olds to be able to consent to attending CAMHS.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Child and Adolescent Mental Health|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 19-25|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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