Together for Short Lives is proud to present this short series of webinars based on some of the key sessions that were due to take place at our cancelled 2020 conference Time for change? A new vision for children’s palliative care.
Check our professional events listing page for details of the other webinars in the series and click on the link to reserve your place.
Just because we can…?
As more technologies are used in medicine, more children are kept alive when their underlying condition cannot be cured. Decisions about whether to use or stop such treatments are always difficult. This session will explore the family, medical, ethical and legal aspects of these impossible decisions.
- Dr Peta Coulson-Smith, Paediatric Registrar, Clinical Training Fellow and Senior Teaching Fellow in Medical Ethics and Law at the University of Southampton.
- Dr Emma Nottingham, Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-director, Centre of Information Rights at the University of Winchester.
By the end of this session, participants will have practical advice for dealing with the family, medical, ethical and legal aspects of the decision-making process in discussions around continuing or discontinuing treatment when a child’s condition cannot be cured, with reference to the challenges caused by COVID-19.