Melinda T. Derish and Kathleen Vanden Heuvel,
Mature Minors Should Have the Right to Refuse Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment, 28
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/2178
Argues that mature minors should be allowed to exercise the right to refuse or consent to (LMST) life-sustaining medical treatment. Ethical considerations in allowing a child to give his consent to a potentially fatal treatment; Realities of death in the intensive care unit; Medical view of minor's capacity; Arguments for and against a mature minor's right to LMST.