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Ethics relating to Parenting, Families and Children

ParentsWe have a longstanding interest in the ethics of parenthood, parenting and reproduction. Our interests in this area mostly relate to normative questions around how the rights and responsibilities of parents are characterised and justified at various stages of one’s ‘parental life’; be that prior to, during or after birth, or post family separation.

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Recent publications

Burnell, P., Hulton, S., Draper, H. Coercion and choice in parent-child live kidney donation. Journal of Medical Ethics 2015; 41: 304-309.

Draper, H. Martha as a mother: parents, parental choices and preimplantation selection. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2014; 23(1): 8-18.

Draper H., Grandparents' entitlements and obligations Bioethics 2013 27(6): 309-316 (open access)

Draper, H Ives, J Men's involvement in antenatal care and labour: Rethinking a medical model – Midwifery 2013; 29(7): 723-9.