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Commentary on “Pulmonary tuberculosis and extreme prematurity”
  1. A C Elias-Jones
  1. University of Leicester, Leicester, UK;

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    The case reported by Katumba-Lunyenya et al raises a number of ethical and legal issues, particularly in relation to consent and disclosure of information.

    The primary duty of the paediatrician is to act in the child’s best interests as established by the Children Act1 and subsequent case law.2 Although Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998, the right for “respect of family and private life”, is relevant, the House of Lords has determined that there is nothing in the Human …

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