This book offers easy access to the everyday ethics problems that occur in the medical care of children. It contains practical guidance on how physicians and other healthcare practitioners may manage both straightforward and complex ethics problems.
The book provides a readable and comprehensive introduction to ethics issues for beginners and is also extremely valuable to experienced practitioners.
This work covers important “classical” ethical issues such as privacy, confidentiality, truth telling, and discusses the elements of the relationships that might exist between parents and healthcare providers. However, the book also provides a resource for new and emerging areas of bioethics. These include issues arising in the new population of children who are beginning to survive the neonatal and infant periods with a multitude of problems – “children with medical complexity”. Finally, it also includes a section on the advantages and pitfalls of social media use.
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