Growth hormone in short children: Medically appropriate treatment

R. Macklin

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Bolt and Mul argue persuasively against the "disease" approach and the "client" approach in addressing the question of whether growth hormone for short children properly belongs in the medical realm. Their own preferred approach, the "suffering" approach, is superior to the others but has practical problems that would arise in its application. An additional ethical issue, not addressed by Bolt and Mul, relates to justice in providing access for children from families of limited financial means to growth hormone treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-6
Number of pages2
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 22 2001


  • Ethics
  • Growth hormone
  • Justice
  • Short stature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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