The Best Interests of the Child in Healthcare
Routledge, 06.11.2007 - 328 Seiten
Topical and compelling, this volume provides an excellent re-evaluation of the ‘best interests’ test in the healthcare arena; the ways in which it has developed, the inherent difficulties in its use and its interpretation in legal cases concerning the medical care of children.
Comprehensively covering both the English and Scottish position within the context of the European Convention of human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the author examines a wide range of healthcare situations, from the commonly occurring to the unusual, offering a detailed analysis of legislation, case law, cases and their implications.
It includes discussions on:
This work is a key resource for postgraduates and researchers working and studying in the fields of law, healthcare and medicine.
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Chapter 1 Setting the scene
Chapter 2 Best interests and consent
Chapter 3 Refusal of consent
Chapter 4 Withholding and withdrawing treatment from infants and young children
Chapter 5 Medical research and innovative treatment