Decisions for children with life-limiting conditions and towards the end of life are complex and difficult. In the Wessex region, we have begun to consider how we can work together addressing ethically complex issues for children. This day aims to explore some of the most challenging discussions that need to be had in paediatrics, how the regional Clinical Ethics Committee might help clinicians across Wessex and provide a way of exploring ethical issues in practice.
To consider what lessons can be learned from the high profile cases of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans and put this into practice
To examine challenging paediatric cases and difficult decisions from a range of perspectives
To share stories of difficult decisions across Wessex from clinicians, families and the Clinical Ethics Committee
To provide an outline of how to consider an ethical issue in paediatric practice
To provide the opportunity to discuss specific difficult decisions and ethical issues with expert ethicists and clinicians
Who is the course suitable for? Anyone who regularly interacts with children and young people