Ethics in Child Health – Chapter 31: Conservatorship in emerging adults (ebook)
Chapter 31 of the book – Conservatorship in emerging adults: ethical and legal considerations
Chambers, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and parent of a young man with complex needs, brings to readers’ attention the legal dimensions (often challenges) that may arise as young people enter the ‘adult’ world and continue to require support from family or other designated caregivers.
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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.