‘The right to responsible parents? Making decisions about the healthcare of young and dependent children'

Bridgeman, Jo (2014) ‘The right to responsible parents? Making decisions about the healthcare of young and dependent children'. In: Diduck, Alison, Reece, Helen and Peleg, Noam (eds.) Law and Michael Freeman: current legal issues. Brill. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This chapter explores Michael Freeman’s significant contribution to medical law and, specifically, to analysis of the legal regulation of healthcare decision-making on behalf of young and dependent children. Michael argued, in his commentary upon the earliest examples of the case law in this area, that important decisions about the healthcare of children must be subjected to principled, independent review. I examine the extent to which this has been achieved in recent cases. I then reflect upon the argument that Michael has made, that children have the right to responsible parents, in order to ask what, in the context of decisions about the health of children, it might mean to ‘act in a parentally responsible manner’.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales
Depositing User: Jo Bridgeman
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 10:35
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 10:42
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49196
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