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Guide to ethics of treating children published

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1491
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A guide to help doctors treating children to avoid pitfalls such as those highlighted by inquiries into children's heart surgery at Bristol, organ retention at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, and research on babies at North Staffordshire hospital was published by the BMA's ethics committee this week.

    The 267-page guide comes from a steering group chaired by the child law expert Allan Levy, QC. Other members included child psychiatrist Sir Michael Rutter; Michael Wilks, chairman of the BMA's medical ethics committee; and Dr Vivienne Nathanson, BMA's head of health policy research. …

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