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The University of Southampton
Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton

Difficult Decisions in Paediatrics: Joined-up Working in Wessex Event

08:30 - 16:30
9 November 2018
DoubleTree Hilton, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 3RB

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Peta Coulson-Smith at .

Event details

Exploring ethical issues and clinical decision-making for children with life-limiting illnesses.

A two part Channel 4 documentary about end of life decisions in children in the Wessex region, broadcast earlier this year, highlighted how complex and difficult these discussions can be. We realised there was an appetite for a forum through which joined-up working in Wessex could be facilitated, where multidisciplinary discussions could be held and where the difficult ethical issues raised could begin to be discussed. This day aims to explore some of the most challenging discussions that need to be had in paediatrics and discuss if and how a regional paediatric Clinical Ethics Committee might help future cases.


Speaker information

Jonathan Mongomery,University College London,,Professor of Healthcare Law

Peta Coulson-Smith,Paediatric Registrar, Senior Teaching Fellow Clinical Ethics and Law

Peter Wilson,University Hospital Southampton,Consultantant Paediatrician

Amanda Freeman,Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust,Consultantant Paediatrician

Angela Fenwick,Associate Professor in Medical Ethics and Education

Anneke Lucassen,Professor of Clinical Genetics

Robert Wheeler,University Hospital Southampton,Consultant in Paediatric Surgery and Senior Lecturer in Medical Law

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