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Michael Freeman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545520

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.001.0001

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

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

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(p.358) 19 Children with Severe Disabilities and Their Families: Re-examining Private Responsibilities and Public Obligations from a Caring Perspective
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Law and Bioethics
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Jo Bridgeman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso:acprof/9780199545520.003.0019

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

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