Author's reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7048.49a (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:49
  1. George Rylance
  1. Consultant paediatrician Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham B16 8ET

    EDITOR,—I expected that the code of practice suggested by the Institute of Public Policy Research might be seen by some doctors to be extreme, impracticable, and potentially time wasting. It seems, however, to be a logical extension of the practice of talking with child patients, giving explanations and advice, and involving them in decision making. It is apparent that not all doctors believe …

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