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The Charlie Gard case, and the ethics of obstructing international transfer of seriously ill children

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In 2017, the court case over medical treatment of UK infant, Charlie Gard, reached global attention. In this article, I will analyze one of the more distinctive elements of the case. The UK courts concluded that treatment of Charlie Gard was not in his best interests and that it would be permissible to withdraw life-sustaining treatment. However, in addition, the court ruled that Charlie should not be transferred overseas for the treatment that his parents sought, even though specialists in I...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1542/peds.2020-0818k

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3958-8633
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Journal:
Pediatrics More from this journal
Volume:
146
Issue:
Suppl 1
Pages:
S54-S59
Publication date:
2020-07-31
Acceptance date:
2020-05-18
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EISSN:
1098-4275
ISSN:
0031-4005
Pmid:
32737233
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1125915
Local pid:
pubs:1125915
Deposit date:
2020-09-16

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