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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 18

Ethical and Legal Issues in Paediatric Nursing

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Ethical and legal issues in newborns
  2. Ethical and legal issues in toddler, preschoolers and school age
  3. Child labour issues
  4. Legal and ethical rights of the child
  5. Role of the state in provision of child rights
  6. Major laws governing child rights
  7. Role of nurses in protection and implementation of child rights
  8. Laws to promote education for child
18.1 INTRODUCTION

Children are immature and incompetent to take legal or ethical decisions; they are dependent on their parents. There are many legal and ethical issues affecting the children, right from the foetus in the mother’s womb through the stages such as the newborn, toddler, preschooler, school age, and adolescence. ...

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