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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Ethical Issues in Pediatrics Practice [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2022; 5(2): 73-78 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2021.03064

Ethical Issues in Pediatrics Practice

Hüseyin Dağ1, Hüseyin Dağ2, Hakan Ertin3
1Department of Pediatrics, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul Prof. Dr. Cemil Taşcıoğlu City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Basic Sciences, Istanbul University, Institute of Child Health, Adolesance Health, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of History of Medicine and Ethics, Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

It is widely accepted that children are not simply “small adults,” and pediatric medicine has been developed as a completely separate branch of medicine. Pediatric medicine involves many of the same ethical issues pertinent to adult medicine, but will also attract a range of ethical issues and, indeed, ethical controversies specific to dealing with children. Although some ethical problems in pediatrics have gained a legal basis over time, some problems continue to be discussed. It is important for pediatricians to be aware of the ethical issues they may encounter and seek medical ethics consultation regarding a contradictory situation when necessary, taking into account the legal regulations of their countries.

Keywords: Children, ethical issues, pediatrics

Hüseyin Dağ, Hüseyin Dağ, Hakan Ertin. Ethical Issues in Pediatrics Practice. anatol j fm. 2022; 5(2): 73-78

Corresponding Author: Hüseyin Dağ, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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