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Ethics Support in Paediatrics: Key Questions

Brierley, Joe and Archard, David and Cave, Emma (2021) 'Ethics Support in Paediatrics: Key Questions.', Archives of Disease in Childhood .


The need for local ethics advice during the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on Clinical Ethics Committees (CECs) and services. In this review, we focus on paediatric CECs which raise both generic questions and specific issues. In doing this, we acknowledge the broader roles of education, research and staff support some bioethics teams have developed but focus on the main areas of Clinical Ethics support to clinical teams. We raise twelve questions about the role, remit and responsibilities of Clinical Ethics Committees, provide preliminary answers to these and set out the next steps for the development of ethics support both in paediatric practice and more generally.

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Date accepted:26 October 2021
Date deposited:26 October 2021
Date of first online publication:2021
Date first made open access:No date available

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