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Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 98:1 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303520
  • Epistle

Highlights from this issue

  1. Ian D Wacogne, Deputy Editor, E&P

There's a good organic to non-organic spectrum in this month's edition of Education and Practice. In a break from our normal disease based format, Lopez, Howells and Lindsay describe a very interesting evolving situation under the Problem Solving in Clinical Practice banner. They describe a little of the medicinal treatment required for a young person who has taken an overdose of paracetamol (acetaminophen), but most of the article deals with the sequence of events required in order to safely, legally and ethically care for a young person in distress and refusing treatment. While some parts of such a paper will inevitably be quite specific to practice in England and Wales—international readers might not realise that the law in …