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Decisional capacity amongst minors: Balancing autonomy and protection in HIV research and treatment

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - Friday, 08 June 2018
Where: Parktown Education Campus
School of Public Health Auditorium
Start time:12:00
Enquiries: / 011 717-1193

The Faculty of Health Sciences, Perinatal HIV Research Unit will host Dr Tiffany Chenneville from the University of South Florida to present this lecture.

Dr Chenneville will describe the relevant ethical, legal, and practical implications associated with decisional capacity when treating or conducting research with minors, provide a framework for assessing the decisional capacity of minors in clinical and research settings; and present a model for balancing the autonomy rights of minors with their need for protection using information about decisional capacity. The importance of using this model in HIV research and treatment involving minors will be emphasised.

Chennevile is a Fulbright Specialist, Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Psychology Department at the University of South Florida.

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