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Literature Reviewer x2

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is seeking two researchers to write reviews of research, evidence and opinion as part of a short project on disagreements about the care of critically ill children.

These commissions would suit researchers with a familiarity with the relevant academic literature relating to decision making in the medical care of children.

  • Review 1: Social and scientific factors

This review will explore how changing social contexts and attitudes, and developments in science and medical practice could be affecting communication and decision-making in the healthcare context, particularly in relation to the care of children.

  • Review 2: Processes for resolving disagreements

This review will explore how effective and appropriate the current UK processes for handling and resolving such disagreements are, highlighting areas of good practice across the UK and internationally.

For a full specification please read our Brief for Literature Reviews.


Fee and timeline

There will be a fee of £3000 (plus VAT if applicable) for each review.

The deadline for completion of both reports is 30 September 2018.



Given the short timeline, we would prefer applications from individuals for carrying out one of the reviews, or applications from two or more people who will work collaboratively to carry out both reviews.

Applications should comprise a statement of suitability to undertake the work and a proposal outlining the approach to be taken, supported by a CV, a sample of relevant work, and the names of two referees.

Submissions should be emailed by 5pm on Monday 23 July 2018 to Jade Rawling, Office Administrator (

To discuss the brief in more detail, please contact Catherine Joynson, Assistant Director, by telephone on 020 7681 9619 or by email at


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