Paediatric Patient and Family-Centred Care: Ethical and Legal Issues

  • Randi Zlotnik Shaul

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction to Patient and Family-Centred Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David B. Nicholas, Krista Keilty, Karima Karmali
      Pages 3-18
  3. Legal, Ethical and Cultural Considerations

  4. Implementation and Lived Experience

  5. In Context

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-346

About this book


This book provides the reader with a theoretical and practical understanding of two health care delivery models: the patient/child centred care and family-centred care. Both are fundamental to caring for children in healthcare organizations. The authors address their application in a variety of paediatric healthcare contexts, as well as the ethical and legal issues they raise. Each model is increasingly pursued as a vehicle for guiding the delivery of health care in the best interests of children. Such models of health care delivery shape health care policies, programs, facility design, resource allocation decisions and day-to-day interactions among patients, families, physicians and other health care professionals. To maximize the health and ethical benefits these models offer, there must be shared understanding of what the models entail, as well as the ethical and legal synergies and tensions they can create. This book is a valuable resource for paediatricians, nurses, trainees, graduate students, practitioners of ethics and health policy.


child centred care children in healthcare organizations ethics pediatrics family centred care health care delivery models law and pediatrics morality pediatrics paediatric patient care patient centred care pediatric bioethics sick children in care

Editors and affiliations

  • Randi Zlotnik Shaul
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of BioethicsThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0322-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0323-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
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