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Letters “Alfie’s law”

Alfie Evans case: how we refer to palliative care

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 04 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2440
  1. Joel E Frader, paediatric palliative care physician and bioethicist
  1. Luire Children’s Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 225 E Chicago Ave, No 16, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
  1. j-frader{at}

Much of the journalism, some of the legal opinions, and some of the testimony and statements by clinicians about Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard have contained statements like “the patient should …

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