This article considers mediation as a means of resolving decision-making disputes between clinicians and parents in paediatric end-of-life cases. It examines the legal tests applied in England and Wales, and notes the lack of precedent in Scotland. The advantages, disadvantages and the most appropriate style of mediation are analysed. The conclusion reached is that, whilst mediation offers benefits over litigation, mediation in its current form is not necessarily the ideal dispute resolution method in such cases. For it to be so, a legal and governance framework will be required.
SIVERS, S. and DOWNIE, M. 2023. Resolving Scottish paediatric end-of-life conflicts. Medico-legal journal [online], 91(1), pages 46-49. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/00258172221135416