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Parental Responsibility, Young Children and Healthcare Law


ISBN13: 9780521863124
Published: April 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £79.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107411340



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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the legal regulation of the provision of healthcare to young children in England and Wales. A critical analysis is given on the law governing the provision of healthcare to young and dependent children identifying an understanding of the child as vulnerable and in need of protection, including from his or her own parents.

The argument is made for a conceptual framework of relational responsibilities which would ensure that consideration is given to the needs of the child as an individual, to the experiences of parents gained as they care for their child and that the wider context, such as attitudes towards disability, public health issues or the support and resources available, is examined. This book makes an important contribution to understanding the law regulating the provision of healthcare to young and dependent children and to the development of a discourse of responsibility.

  • Comprehensive analysis of the legal regulation of caring for the health of young children
  • Analysis of the law is situated within consideration of current health policy and evidence of practices of caring for the health of children
  • Applies feminist theory of responsibility, developed from the feminist ethic of care, to legal regulation, which encourages the reader to consider alternative approaches to legal regulation

Subjects:
Medical Law, Family Law
Contents:
1. Parents, young children and healthcare law
2. Child-centred healthcare services for children
3. Child health and parental obligations
4. In the best interests of the child?
5. The quality of life of severely disabled children
6. Obligations and caring responsibilities
7. Relational responsibilities.