Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Child Healthcare

Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Child Healthcare

Edited by Patrick H. T. Cartlidge, DM, FRCP, FRCPCH, Senior Lecturer in Child Health and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Health, Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK


Clinical governance: improving the child's experience of healthcare. Child safeguarding and UK law: what paediatricians need to know. Influence of deprivation on emotional development. Neglect of neglect. Subdural haemorrhage in infants: when are they non-accidental? Current debates in child sexual abuse. Recognition and management of fabricated and induced illness. Physical child abuse: responding to the evidence. The prevention of childhood unintentional injury. Parental conflict and children. Social paediatrics. The nature of social work. Fostering and adoption: the paediatrician's role for children who require substitute parental care. Sex education - whose baby? Delinquency: the role of paediatrics in management and prevention.
Drug misuse: conception into childhood. The role of the paediatrician in reducing the effects of social disadvantage on children. Promoting helpful parenting: the paediatrician's role. Cot death: responsibilities of the paediatrician. Bereavement support following sudden and unexpected death in children. How to break bad news. Parental reaction to the diagnosis of disability. Chronic illness: the child and the family. Autism spectrum disorder: how to help children and families. Supporting communication in the child with a learning disability. Financial help for families with disabled children. Prioritizing care in a resource-limited health service. How do we choose which life to save? Equality of access or a fair go? Withholding and withdrawing neonatal intensive care. The role of clinical ethics committees. Clinical ethics committees - a personal commentary. Palliative care: moving forward. New medicines for children: who is protecting the rights of the child? Coping with distressed and aggressive parents. Understanding and coping with complaints. The post mortem consent process: ethical and legal issues. Informed consent for neonatal research. Consent for the examination or treatment of teenagers. Treating children: whose consent counts? The ethics of population screening. The ethics of genetic testing of families. Ethics in undergraduate medical education. The ethical principles for research with children.