Chapter 23. Ethical Issues in Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology

  1. Charles G. D. Brook MA, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH Emeritus Professor2,
  2. Peter E. Clayton MD, MRCP, FRCPCH Professor3 and
  3. Rosalind S. Brown MD, CM Associate Professor Director4
  1. Leena Patel MB BS, MD, MRCP, MHPE, MD Senior Lecturer1 and
  2. Peter E. Clayton MD, MRCP, FRCPCH Professor3

Published Online: 20 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316728.ch23

Brook's Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, Sixth Edition

Brook's Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Patel, L. and Clayton, P. E. (2009) Ethical Issues in Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, in Brook's Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, Sixth Edition (eds C. G. D. Brook, P. E. Clayton and R. S. Brown), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316728.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University College London, London, UK

  2. 3

    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

  3. 4

    Clinical Trials Research, Endocrine Division, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK

  2. 3

    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180801

Online ISBN: 9781444316728

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Keywords:

  • ethical issues in clinical pediatric endocrinology;
  • disorders of sex development (DSD) - anomalies of sex chromosomes, gonads, reproductive organs and genitalia;
  • classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) - common cause of 46XX DSD;
  • complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS);
  • partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS);
  • health-related quality of life (HRQoL) - height as significant predictor of HRQoL;
  • severe learning difficulties (SLD);
  • exhaustion, stress and burnout in caregivers and child welfare being threatened;
  • deception, withholding information and selective telling of truth

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Disorders of sex development in early life

  • Growth hormone treatment for idiopathic short stature

  • Manipulating puberty in girls with severe learning difficulties

  • References