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Children with Severe Disabilities and Their Families: Re-examining Private Responsibilities and Public Obligations from a Caring Perspective

Jo Bridgeman

in Law and Bioethics

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199545520
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191721113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso:acprof/9780199545520.003.0019

Series: Current Legal Issues

Children with Severe Disabilities and Their Families: Re-examining Private Responsibilities and Public Obligations from a Caring Perspective

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This chapter explores the private responsibilities and public obligations for the care of children with severe disabilities and their families. It argues for the need to develop a discourse of parental responsibility and framework of relational responsibilities that respects the rights of others, recognizes responsibility-taking and public obligations to support parents and professionals to fulfil their responsibilities to children.

Keywords: disabled children; child care; bioethics

Chapter.  8851 words. 

Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law

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