Victoria Gillick, consent and the rights of the child
A court case more than three decades ago helped to define the rights of children under 16 to decide their own treatment
One person who would probably not recognise themselves as establishing a right for children is Victoria Gillick, yet in relation to healthcare and treatment it is her that children can thank for the right to be involved in their own decision-making.
Nursing Children and Young People. 30, 4,18-18. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.30.4.18.s16