Thesis icon

Thesis

Ethical issues in the use of magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in newborn infants with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

Alternative title:
Neuroimaging and decision-making for brain injured newborns
Abstract:

Infants with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (birth asphyxia) have a high risk of death or disability. Those with poor prognosis are sometimes allowed to die after withdrawal of intensive care. In recent years, doctors have used new types of brain scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to predict the type and severity of impairment if the infant survives and to help with such decisions. In this thesis, I analyse the issues arising from the use of MRI for prognostication and decision-making...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Files:

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Research group:
The Ethox Centre, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author

Contributors

Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
More from this funder
Name:
Nuffield Dominions Trust
Funding agency for:
Wilkinson, D
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP