Gerison Lansdown

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Making a commitment to respect the rights of children has profound implications for the status of children in our society. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of health care where the decisions and actions of professionals impact on children's lives in profound, intimate , and powerful ways. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which was(More)
We studied the role of the transcallosal pathway in stereopsis by measuring binocular and monocular depth perception in two cats that had undergone section of the optic chiasm at the age of 21 d. To ensure that the surgery did not impair vision to the extent that depth perception could not be evaluated, visual acuity and visual fields were also measured. In(More)
The Convention on the Rights of the Child detailed an international imperative to fulfilling, protecting, and respecting the rights of every child. In particular, the Convention set out a clear mandate for guaranteeing opportunities for children to be heard on all matters of concern to them. The attainment of these goals involves respecting and valuing(More)
Introduction: Although liquid iron-rich metal segregating from a molten silicate mantle (magma ocean) is a widely cited mechanism for segregating core forming material [1-2], the short times (< 30 Ma) required for core formation based on Hf-W isotope systematics [3] have reopened the debate on the role of magma oceans in core formation. In particular, the(More)
This article offers a child rights theory in pediatric bioethics, applying the principles, standards, and norms of child rights, health equity, and social justice to medical and ethical decision-making. We argue that a child rights theory in pediatric bioethics will help pediatricians and pediatric bioethicists analyze and address the complex interplay of(More)
This article provides an overview of the relevance and import of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to child health practice and pediatric bioethics. We discuss the four general principles of the CRC that apply to the implementation of all rights contained in the document, the right to health articulated in Article 24, and the important(More)
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