Unproven Treatment in Childhood Oncology--How Far Should Paediatricians Co-Operate?
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1994 Jun; 20(2): 75-76.
Parents of children with terminal illness may try many different types of alternative and unproven treatment, not all recognised by the medical establishment. When active participation is requested difficult ethical dilemmas may arise. We present one such case, a child of five years with an inoperable posterior fossa brain tumour.
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Jackson, Jennifer (1994-06)How should doctors respond to requests from parents of terminally ill children for unproven treatments to be tried? Here it is argued that doctors faced with difficult cases where (1) it is not obviously against a ...