15 found
Order:
  1.  3
    Realist by Inclination, Childhood Studies, Dialectic and Bodily Concerns: An Interview with Priscilla Alderson.Priscilla Alderson & Jamie Morgan - forthcoming - Journal of Critical Realism:1-38.
    In this wide-ranging interview Priscilla Alderson discusses how she came to research parental and childhood consent and became a sociologist and how, late in her career, she became convenor of the...
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  2.  51
    Children's Competence to Consent to Medical Treatment.Priscilla Alderson, Katy Sutcliffe & Katherine Curtis - 2006 - Hastings Center Report 36 (6):25-34.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  3.  56
    Examining Ethics in Practice: Health Service Professionals' Evaluations of in-Hospital Ethics Seminars.Priscilla Alderson, Bobbie Farsides & Clare Williams - 2002 - Nursing Ethics 9 (5):508-521.
    This article reviews practitioners’ evaluations of in-hospital ethics seminars. A qualitative study included 11 innovative in-hospital ethics seminars, preceded and followed by interviews with most participants. The settings were obstetric, neonatal and haematology units in a teaching hospital and a district general hospital in England. Fifty-six health service staff in obstetric, neonatal, haematology, and related community and management services participated; 12 attended two seminars, giving a total of 68 attendances and 59 follow-up evaluation interviews. The 11 seminars facilitated by an (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  4.  8
    A Critical Realist Analysis of Consent to Surgery for Children, Human Nature and Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom.Priscilla Alderson, Katy Sutcliffe & Rosa Mendizabal - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (2):159-178.
    Consent can only be voluntary, freely given and uncoerced. Can this legal adult standard also apply to children? High-risk surgery is seldom a wanted choice, but compared with the dangers of the un...
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  5.  3
    Health, Illness and Neoliberalism: An Example of Critical Realism as a Research Resource.Priscilla Alderson - 2021 - Journal of Critical Realism 20 (5):542-556.
    Neoliberalism, health and illness are all vast topics that range from global to local, personal to political. Critical realism offers valuable concepts, which help to extend and deepen analysis of...
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  6.  3
    Children’s Informed Signified and Voluntary Consent to Heart Surgery: Professionals’ Practical Perspectives.Priscilla Alderson, Hannah Bellsham-Revell, Joe Brierley, Nathalie Dedieu, Joanna Heath, Mae Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Alexia Katsatis, Romana Kazmi, Liz King, Rosa Mendizabal, Katy Sutcliffe, Judith Trowell, Trisha Vigneswaren, Hugo Wellesley & Jo Wray - 2022 - Nursing Ethics 29 (4):1078-1090.
    Background: The law and literature about children’s consent generally assume that patients aged under-18 cannot consent until around 12 years, and cannot refuse recommended surgery. Children deemed pre-competent do not have automatic rights to information or to protection from unwanted interventions. However, the observed practitioners tend to inform young children s, respect their consent or refusal, and help them to “want” to have the surgery. Refusal of heart transplantation by 6-year-olds is accepted. Research question: What are possible reasons to explain (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7. Living Bioethics, Clinical Ethics Committees and Children's Consent to Heart Surgery.Priscilla Alderson, Deborah Bowman, Joe Brierley, Martin J. Elliott, Romana Kazmi, Rosa Mendizabal-Espinosa, Jonathan Montgomery, Katy Sutcliffe & Hugo Wellesley - 2022 - Clinical Ethics 17 (3):272-281.
    This discussion paper considers how seldom recognised theories influence clinical ethics committees. A companion paper examined four major theories in social science: positivism, interpretivism, critical theory and functionalism, which can encourage legalistic ethics theories or practical living bioethics, which aims for theory–practice congruence. This paper develops the legalistic or living bioethics themes by relating the four theories to clinical ethics committee members’ reported aims and practices and approaches towards efficiency, power, intimidation, justice, equality and children’s interests and rights. Different approaches (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8. Living Bioethics, Theories and Children’s Consent to Heart Surgery.Priscilla Alderson, Deborah Bowman, Joe Brierley, Nathalie Dedieu, Martin J. Elliott, Jonathan Montgomery & Hugo Wellesley - forthcoming - Clinical Ethics:147775092210910.
    Background This analysis is about practical living bioethics and how law, ethics and sociology understand and respect children’s consent to, or refusal of, elective heart surgery. Analysis of underlying theories and influences will contrast legalistic bioethics with living bioethics. In-depth philosophical analysis compares social science traditions of positivism, interpretivism, critical theory and functionalism and applies them to bioethics and childhood, to examine how living bioethics may be encouraged or discouraged. Illustrative examples are drawn from research interviews and observations in two (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9.  28
    Book Review: Children as Research Subjects: Science, Ethics and Law. [REVIEW]Priscilla Alderson - 1997 - Nursing Ethics 4 (2):174-176.
  10.  58
    Prenatal Screening, Ethics and Down’s Syndrome: A Literature Review.Priscilla Alderson - 2001 - Nursing Ethics 8 (4):360-374.
    This article reviews the literature on prenatal screening for Down’s syndrome. To be evidence based, medicine and nursing have to take account of research evidence and also of how this evidence is processed through the influence of prevailing social and moral attitudes. This review of the extensive literature examines how appropriate widely-held understandings of Down’s syndrome are, and asks whether or not practitioners and prospective parents have access to the full range of moral arguments and social evidence on the matter. (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  11.  20
    Book Review: Friedman Ross, L,'Children, Families and Health Care Decision-Making', New York: Oxford University Press. [REVIEW]Priscilla Alderson - 2001 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 3 (2):209-210.
  12.  30
    The Ethics of Space in Clinical Practice.Priscilla Alderson - 2007 - Clinical Ethics 2 (2):85-91.
    The views of parents and staff about physical and symbolic space and its effects on ethical clinical practice are reported. Researchers observed four neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in southern England, and interviewed 40 senior staff and the parents of 80 babies. The adults' concerns include: how space affects the sharing of information and responsibility for the babies; respect and welcoming policies; access, freedom of movement and accessibility of staff; family friendly space and privacy; aesthetic values; and 'baby-led' space. The (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  13.  18
    Why I Wrote Children's Consent to Surgery.Priscilla Alderson - 2009 - Clinical Ethics 4 (3):159-162.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  14.  13
    The Ethics and Politics of Human Experimentation. By P. M. McNeill. Pp. 315. (Cambridge University Press, 1993.) £35.00/US$ 59.95. [REVIEW]Priscilla Alderson - 1995 - Journal of Biosocial Science 27 (1):121-123.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  33
    Consent and the Social Context.Priscilla Alderson - 1995 - Nursing Ethics 2 (4):347-350.
    A series of eight multidisciplinary conferences on consent to health care and research was held in London during the period 1992 to 1995. The aim was to present a rich and varied account of consent from the perspectives of academics (especially social scientists), practitioners, and people affected by personal experience. This report summarizes some of the main contributions.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation