Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Child Healthcare

1st Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780080446820

Table of Contents

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 co


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About the editor

Patrick Cartlidge

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Child Health and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Health, Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK