This is a two day course looking at Medical Law and Ethics as applied to Paediatric Practice, including autonomy/capacity/best interests and negligence, confidentiality and consent, child protection and The Children Act 1989 and research ethics in children. End of life is also covered, including decision making, limitations to treatment and conflict resolution, the role of the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP), death certification and the Coroner’s role and Inquests. Includes a visit to Westminster Coroner’s Court.
The course is part of a range of short courses spread throughout the academic year which are available both to students who are enrolled on the MSc in paediatrics and child health and as stand-alone CPD accredited programmes for all healthcare professionals. The courses are offered in line with level 3 of the RCPCH curriculum.