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Title:
Choosing for children : parents' consent to surgery
Author:
Alderson, Priscilla.
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Publication Information:
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
xvi, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780192177742

9780192861153
Format :
Book

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Central Library RJ242 .A42 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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This volume takes a sympathetic look at the experiences of parents who must choose whether to consent to high-risk medical treatment for their children. It aims to help them become better informed about and further involved with these decisions, and answers questions regarding the organization of wards and clinics, what parents can offer children who are undergoing treatment, and what approaches to medical ethics may better serve seriously ill children. Thoughtful and revealing, the author demonstrates the value of listening to and learning from the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of all family members. This fresh approach will benefit all those involved in caring for children, from medical personnel to social workers, administrators, community health groups, medical ethics committees, and lawyers and hospital counsellors and chaplins.


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