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Voices of moral authority: Parents, paediatricians and what will actually help

When: Monday, 04 June 2018 - Monday, 04 June 2018
Where: Parktown Health Sciences Campus
Marie Curie Lecture Theatre
Start time:13:00
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Samkelo.Nsibande@wits.ac.za

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Samkelo.Nsibande@wits.ac.za

The Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics will host Professor Richard Hain, a consultant and clinical lead in Paediatric Palliative in Wales to present this lecture.

A number of recent high profile cases globally have highlighted two strong but contradictory views of who should make decisions about medical treatment at the end of a child's life. Some believe it is self-evidently the right of parents. Others consider the responsibility to be entirely that of the expert doctors. This talk will explore the origins of moral authority in decision making over children.

 

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