Stretching the Boundaries of Parental Responsibility and New Legal Guidelines for Determination of Brain Death

  title={Stretching the Boundaries of Parental Responsibility and New Legal Guidelines for Determination of Brain Death},
  author={Bernadette J Richards and Thaddeus Mason Pope},
  journal={Journal of Bioethical Inquiry},
A recent decision of the Family Court of Australia stretches the boundaries of parental authority and, arguably, fails to protect the interests of the child. At the outset of this discussion it is important to recognize the love and care that the parents of Carla (the child at the centre of this decision) have for her and their strong view that the treatment they are seeking is in her best interests. This overview in no way challenges that motive, rather it raises general questions regarding… Expand

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