A relational responsibilities framework for children’s healthcare law

Bridgeman, Jo (2020) A relational responsibilities framework for children’s healthcare law. In: Dietz, Chris, Travis, Mitchell and Thomson, Michael (eds.) A jurisprudence of the body. Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 255-280. ISBN 9783030421991 (Accepted)

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Abstract

In Parental Responsibility, Young Children and Healthcare Law (2007), in response to a critique of the approach adopted by the courts, I proposed a conceptual framework of relational responsibilities to underpin the law concerning children’s medical treatment. In this chapter I revisit the conceptual framework of relational responsibilities, developing it further in light of my analysis of the case law over the past decade and focused less upon the ethical underpinning of medical law to give greater emphasis to social and institutional responsibilities. Inspired by the practice of academic re-writing of judgments and in response to those who would argue that the ethic of care has no relevance to law, I test the framework by applying it to a hypothetical case.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Social Science
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
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Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 07:12
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 11:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/93045

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