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Ethics in Child Health: Principles and Cases in Neurodisability

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Length: 397 pages18 hours

Summary

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.

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