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Parental rights, best interests and significant harms: who should have the final say over a child's medical care?

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Who should have the ultimate say over a child’s medical treatment? A series of high-profile withdrawal of care cases have highlighted the full extent of the courts’ authority to make deci-sions on behalf of children in the medical context. In both the Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans litigation, the courts have made clear that they have the power to make medical decisions for children at the point that child’s welfare is engaged. All courts involved in both cases affirmed the orthodox position th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0008197319000382

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Cambridge Law Journal Journal website
Volume:
78
Issue:
2
Pages:
287-323
Publication date:
2019-04-22
Acceptance date:
2019-04-04
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-2139
ISSN:
0008-1973
Source identifiers:
987517
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pubs:987517
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uuid:3e772d62-ae45-44ce-8f97-492b309fc8f8
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pubs:987517
Deposit date:
2019-04-04

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