Paternalism, Children’s Health and Parental Rights | Sept 2022 | Durham


‘Paternalism, Children’s Health and Parental Rights’

Sept 2022, Durham


This workshop considers the limits of parental rights, the ethics of state interference in the family, and – most importantly – the extent to which children’s own decisions and preferences should contribute to medical decision-making and public health policy.

Partner organisation: Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS), Durham University

Confirmed speakers

  • Emma Cave, Professor of Healthcare Law, Durham University; Fellow of the Wolfson Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
  • Matthew Clayton, Associate Professor of Political Theory, University of Warwick; Convenor of the Children, Education and Philosophy Group.
  • Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Oxford; Consultant Neonatologist, John Radcliffe Hospital; Director of Medical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics; Managing Editor of the Journal of Practical Ethics.

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