Ethics in Child Health – Chapter 23: Concurrent therapy in pediatric neurorehabilitation (ebook)


Chapter 23 of the book – Concurrent therapy in pediatric neurorehabilitation

When children and young people have chronic conditions or are in situations in which therapies provide at best partial ‘success’, families may choose to adopt additional therapies in the community. These may be pursued outside the conventional community-based public services their child is attending. This can create challenges, confl and ethical dilemmas for professionals. Wright and her colleagues provide and work though a decision-making framework that can help service providers approach dilemmas like these in a thoughtful and organized way.

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Have you ever:

  • Wondered how to deal with a family that repeatedly fails to keep clinic appointments?
  • Disagreed with colleagues over a proposed course of treatment for a child?
  • Considered ways to ‘bump’ a child on a waiting to speed up their assessment?

These are a few of the scenarios faced by clinicians in neurodisability on a daily basis. Ethics in Child Health explores the ethical dimensions of these issues that have either been ignored or not recognised. Each chapter is built around a scenario familiar to clinicians and is discussed with respect to how ethical principles can be utilised to inform decision-making. Useful ‘Themes for Discussion’ are provided at the end of each chapter to help professionals and students develop practical ethical thinking. Ethics in Child Health offers a set of principles that clinicians, social workers and policy-makers can utilise in their respective spheres of influence.


Readership: clinicians and paediatricians in neurodisability, service providers in neurodisability, community-based health professionals,  and health policy makers.

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