Law and ethics in paediatrics
13 - 14 February 2019
This is a two day course looking at Medical Law and Ethics as applied to Paediatric Practice, including negligence, confidentiality, child protection, research, end of life care, organ donation, reporting of deaths and the Coronial process which includes a visit to Westminster Coroner’s Court.
Acquisition of basic knowledge of medical law and ethics relating to all aspects of paediatric practice, with an emphasis on legal principles and current professional guidance.
Acquisition of problem-solving skills necessary to solve practical problems in paediatric practice through debate and discussion.
Familiarisation with the Coroner’s Court and the Coronial process.
Who should attend?
Open to doctors, nurses, students of medicine or law.
Benefits of attending
The course will enhance your understanding of the ethical and legal principles of treating children. It includes the concepts of autonomy/capacity/best interests and negligence, as well as covering the topics of confidentiality and consent, child protection and The Children Act 1989, research ethics in children, end of life decision making and limitations to treatment and conflict resolution – a practical approach. It also looks at aspects of child death including the role of the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP), death certification and post mortem examinations, the Coroner's role and Inquests.
The course consists of lectures and interactive sessions and includes a visit to Westminster Coroner's Court.