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Comment & Response
July 2018

Redefining Informed Consent as Part of Consent Training in Pediatrics

Author Affiliations
  • 1University Plaza Pediatrics, Northwell Health, North Babylon, New York
  • 2Division of Pediatric Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(7):702. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.0922

To the Editor We applaud the article by Tait and Hutchinson1 and the initiative by JAMA Pediatrics to facilitate a discussion on an often neglected but critical aspect of pediatric practice. Consent, in the current era, needs to be seen and taught to trainees as a 4-way conversation between physician, child, parent, and the media. Consent also needs to be seen as not just a conduit of information but a component of the overall therapeutic partnership between physician and patient.

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