Children's Health and Children's Rights by Michael Freeman

By Michael Freeman

This assortment bargains a sequence of essays highlighting a few of the such a lot debatable of up to date matters when it comes to youngsters, drugs and healthiness care together with the participation rights of kids, genetic checking out, male circumcision, organ donation, gender reassignment, the rights of autistic teenagers, anorexia nervosa. Essays are written through quite a number top students throughout a number disciplines. some of the essays during this assortment have been formerly released within the foreign magazine of kid's Rights.

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English case law now respects the decisions of children who have the understanding and discretion to make informed and wise decisions in their own best interests Gillick [1985]. 1 Neither article 12 nor Gillick states a minimum age, and these standards lean towards Holt’s view (1976) that children should be able to exercise their rights when they become able and willing to do so. Does the ability-competence criterion open all children’s rights from the above second concept of age-based rights towards the first universal concept that embraces all members of the human family?

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Although soft cotton clothes and covers “facilitate restfulness and comfort” (Als, 1999:55), in some NICU, the babies are nursed nude and stay in incubators to keep them warm. In other units, they wear clothes and hats, and are moved out of incubators as soon as possible, promoting closer contact between babies and caregivers. James’s mother described the link many parents made between contact as touch, relationship, and communication. It would be impossible for me to wait four weeks before touching him as some parents say they do.

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