About us

EAP (European Academy of Paediatrics, Paediatric section of UEMS) working group of ethics has been established as a regular working group in 1997 and since that time different members from EAP participated. It is open to everybody and the main purpose is to join those members, who are interested in ethical issues in paediatrics. During this period more than 30 papers have been published on different topics (readily available at the EAP webpage) and some statements on critical issues were launched to the health ministries of EU countries. Workshops have been organized to attract members and to share their different opinions on “hot issues & topics” within paediatric ethics. Finally, the gathering in ethics WG stimulates multicentre working principle and networking and such positive atmosphere already resulted in three multicenter research projects financed within EU programmes.


Other Documents

ENPR-EMA consent assent Toolkit

Methodology of Ethical Intervention

2007 – Under-Recognition and Under-Treatment of Pain in Children

New List of publications of the Ethics Working Group of CESP (until 2015)

Making Decisions to Limit Treatment May 2015

Millennium Development Goals progress report

Children and Clinical Research: Ethical Issues

Papers for Discussion

Sports and Art in Disabled Children

Performance Enhancing Drugs Brierly

Addressing the Link between Mass Media and theIncrease in Obesity among European Children

2012 Early Childhood Development and Disability

Health, Integrity, and Doping in Sports

Published Articles

Age determination in asylum seekers

Female Genital Mutilation: a Hidden Epidemic

Achievements and Outstanding Challenges in Medicine for Children

2004 – Developing a European Ethical Framework for Research on Children

2004 – Paediatric Research – Guidelines for Ethics and Good Clinical Practice

The Ethics and Equity of Growth Hormone for Small Normal Children

Ethical Daily Care

Principles and Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice in Paediatric Research

Ethical Overview of Paediatric Research and Practice in Europe

Ethical Dilemmas in Neonatology

Decision Making in Extreme Situations

Refugee Children – a Concern for European Paediatricians

Persistent Vegetative State in Children

The Ethics of Withdrawal of Care and Limitation of Care in Children

Informed Consent in Biomedical Research Involving Paediatric Populations

Ethical Challenges of Clinical Research in Children

Ethical Principles in Paediatrics

Seven Questions about Paediatric Research

Research in Children

Putting the Child First: Research as a Part of Paediatric Care

lnformed Consent/Assent in Children