Bioethics and transgender youth – Moral ways of working

Background

The principles of bioethics developed by Beauchamp & Childress (1983) are considered by many as the standard theoretical framework from which to analyse ethical situations in medicine and healthcare. These four principles are... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The aim is to highlight the complexity of the ethical dilemmas encountered when working with transgender youth. By using the principles of bioethics as a framework, we move the debate onwards from simplistic arguments around... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The principles of bioethics provide a framework for exploring the ethical dilemmas in working with transgender youth. [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Heather Wood (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Children and adolescents

Session

OS-2BB » Children & Adolescents IIb: Challenges in Transgender Care for Youth (11:00 - Friday, 7th April, Adriatic)

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