Law and ethics in palliative care of children and young people

Leah Rosengarten*, Barbara Davies, Claire Camara

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Abstract

Providing palliative and end-of-life care for children and young people provides many complexities for health professionals. There are unique legal and ethical aspects of caring for children in a palliative or end-of-life setting due to the altered capacity of children dependent on their age. There is a difference between law and ethics: laws are binding and instructive of decisions and actions whereas ethics comprise principles and guidelines that inform decisions and actions in health care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-3
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume30
Issue number3
Early online date10 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2021

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