When children no longer benefit from treatment
Alison Taylor Senior lecturer, Child health nursing at the University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton
As the Alfie Evans case has made clear, children’s nurses need resilience to deal with difficult ethical issues
The deeply troubling cases of Charlie Gard, Isaiah Haastrup and Alfie Evans have made international news, and highlighted the ethics of continuing life-sustaining treatment for children who may not benefit or may even be harmed.
Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 1, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.1.12.s9