Ethics, law and paediatric medicine.

  title={Ethics, law and paediatric medicine.},
  author={Louis Waller},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  volume={47 9},
Medicine is practised within an ethical and a legal framework. Doctors must obtain the broad consent of their patients before treatment begins, and tell them of their choices and the material risks inherent in treatment. Where children are the patients, it is their parents or guardians who must give their consent, unless the situation is an emergency or the… CONTINUE READING