Nyhed | Nyhed 22/02
Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V10140579
The first Danish paediatric ethical committee
We report the experiences from the first two years of a paediatric ethical committee at Rigshospitalet. The committee consists of five clinicians (nurses and doctors) and five non-clinicians. Themes of the sixteen reported case were: genetic testing, life-sustaining treatment (“when is enough enough?”), non-consensus between the parents and health personal and between different health personal, controversies to different religious wishes and to optimizing resources of the department versus individual care of a critically ill child. Within paediatrics a need for ethical reflection seems obvious.