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Have you ever

  • Wondered how to deal with a family that repeatedly fails to keep clinic appointments?
  • Disagreed with colleagues over a proposed course of treatment for a child?
  • Considered ways to ‘bump’ a child on a waiting to speed up their assessment?

These are a few of the scenarios faced by clinicians in neurodisability on a daily basis. Ethics in Child Health explores the ethical dimensions of these issues that have either been ignored or not recognised. Each chapter is built around a scenario familiar to clinicians and is discussed with respect to how ethical principles can be utilised to inform decision-making. Useful “”Themes for Discussion”” are provided at the end of each chapter to help professionals and students develop practical ethical thinking. Ethics in Child Health offers a set of principles that clinicians, social workers and policy-makers can utilise in their respective spheres of influence.


Chouinard I, Racine E, Wintermark P. Evidence-based neonatal neurology and doing the right thing. What constitutes evidence in the context of medical uncertainty? In Peter L. Rosenbaum, Gabriel M. Ronen, Eric Racine, Jennifer Johannesen, Bernard Dan, édit., Ethics in Child Health: Principles and Cases in Neurodisability, Mac Keith Press, 2016, London, UK, 61-73


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