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Why is it hard to make progress in assessing children’s decision-making competence?

  • Irma M Hein1Email author,
  • Pieter W Troost1,
  • Alice Broersma2,
  • Martine C de Vries3,
  • Joost G Daams4 and
  • Ramón J L Lindauer1
BMC Medical Ethics201516:1

Received: 10 October 2014

Accepted: 6 January 2015

Published: 10 January 2015

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6 Jan 2015 Editorially accepted
10 Jan 2015 Article published 10.1186/1472-6939-16-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Legal Affairs, Accare Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Assen, The Netherlands
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Law, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Department of Clinical Library, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands