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Making decisions about treatment

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As for all medical treatments, you or your child will have to give informed consent. This means that you will be given information about the possible treatments for your child, their chances of success, and any risks and side effects. You will be able to decide whether or not to accept the recommendation for treatment.

Whenever possible, if your child is old enough, it is a good idea to explain the treatments to them so that they are also involved in, and agree with, the discussions about their treatment.

published: Sunday, 23 August, 2015