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Ep. 4 The Alfie Evans case: lessons for doctors

There precise rationale invoked by the courts to prevent Alfie Evans’ parents from transferring the child out of the UK is widely misunderstood.  In many ways it worse than what many people imagine.  We discuss this chilling case and the ethical doctrine that informs the courts’ decision.

LINKS:

Royal College of Paediatrician’s guidelines: Making decisions to limit treatment in life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in children: a framework for practice.

Michel Accad: Charlie Gard, disproportionate care, and assisted suicide

Anish Koka: The price of progress

Michel Accad: The body language of assisted suicide

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