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PPR455: Children and Health
This module covers an important area of bioethical and medical legal work by analysing a range of legal and ethical issues concerning the medical treatment of children, their involvement in medical research, and the relevance of age in the distribution of health care resources. The central legal and ethical questions to be explored in this module are: who should make decisions for those under the age of majority, and how should those decisions be made?
Issues to be explored include: reproductive choice and the idea of a "wrongful" life, the medical treatment of and medical research involving children, informed consent and proxy consent for children, the claims of parents to make decisions for their children, the idea of "children's rights," and the idea of best interests and its relation to a child's right to be heard.
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Norman Daniels, Am I MY Parents' Keeper? An Essay on Justice Between the Young and the Old (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988)
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Nuffield Council, Critical care decisions in fetal and neonatal medicine: ethical issues (London: Nuffield Council, 2007)
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Scheiwe, K., "Between Autonomy and Dependency: Minors'; Rights to Decide on Matters of Sexuality, Reproduction, Marriage, and Parenthood. Problems and the State of Debate – An Introduction" (2004) 18 International Journal of Law Policy and the Family 262.
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