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Bioethics and Law (General)

Mature Minors and Children

Managing Without Blood: The Medical, Legal and Ethical Challenges.

Daniel R.

Source‎: Norwich, UK: Daniel Medico-Legal; 2012.

Indexed‎: ISBN 978-0-9573803-0-1

Transfusion issues in a child of Jehovah's Witness parents: a neurosurgical case report.

Ganjoo P, Panday BC, Chawla R, Tandon MS, Sharma A.

Source‎: J Pediatr Neurol 2011;9(1):105-7.

Indexed‎: ISSN 1875-9041

DOI‎: 10.3233/JPN-2010-0439

Bioethics for clinicians: 9. Involving children in medical decisions.

Harrison C, Kenny NP, Sidarous M, Rowell M.

Source‎: CMAJ 1997;156(6):825-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 9084389

Childhood cancer and the Jehovah's Witness faith.

Frankel LS, Damme CJ, Eys JV.

Source‎: Pediatrics 1977;60(6):916-21.

Indexed‎: PubMed 600607

Religious practice, blood transfusion, and major medical procedures.

Hivey S, Pace N, Garside JP, Wolf AR.

Source‎: Paediatr Anaesth 2009;19(10):934-46.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19754485

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2009.03139.x

Meeting the clinical challenge of care for Jehovah's Witnesses.

Bodnaruk ZM, Wong CJ, Thomas MJ.

Source‎: Transfus Med Rev 2004;18(2):105-16.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15067590

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