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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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The Child As Vulnerable Patient: Protection and Empowerment

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ISBN13: 9780754672524
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00

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How can medical law and ethics take forward the issue of children's empowerment and protection? What are the key factors in considering the balance between protecting the welfare of the young and allowing them rights to autonomy?

This book investigates the role that a human rights approach can play in establishing the parameters of autonomy and discusses the opportunities presented in the Human Rights Act, the European Convention on the Rights of the Child and new policy initiatives in the NHS. It will be of interest to lawyers and health professionals, as well as students of medical law

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Medical Law
The importance of protecting and empowering children
The law and children's autonomy
Parental responsibility and children's medical treatment
Confidentiality and children
Genetic testing and counselling: the paradigm case for family medicine/
negligence and complaints
Children in research
Children's participation and foundation trust: some new opportunities?
Concluding remarks.