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Deciding for imperilled newborns: medical authority or parental autonomy?

Abstract:

The ethical issues around decision making on behalf of infants have been illuminated by two empirical research studies carried out in Scotland. In-depth interviews with 176 medical and nursing staff and with 108 parents of babies for whom there was discussion of treatment withholding/withdrawal, generated a wealth of data on both the decision making process and the management of cases. Both staff and parents believe that parents should be involved in treatment limitation decisions on behalf o...

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10.1136/jme.27.2.104

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Author
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
104-109
Publication date:
2001-04-01
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Language:
English
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pubs:162868
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uuid:8d2a9210-4ca7-49a0-ad74-898a35ecff03
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pubs:162868
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162868
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2012-12-19

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