History and philosophy: PDF OnlyConsent in children and at the end of lifeAgich, George J. Author Information Medical Ethics Program, Departments of Medical Humanities and Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, USA Current Opinion in Psychiatry 7(5):p 426-429, September 1994. Buy Abstract This review summarizes work on the concept of informed consent in children and in end-of-life decision-making. The topics covered include consent in children, especially developments in law, clinical research, and organ donation, empirical study of consent involving withholding or withdrawing life support, and the ways that community and family can qualify patient consent. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.