Too Much to Ask?
The Hastings Center report 2011 Jul-Aug; 41(4): 15
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Prevention. How Much Harm? How Much Benefit? 4. the Ethics of Informed Consent for Preventive Screening Programs Marshall, Kenneth G. (1996-08-15)Preventive interventions may have few or unproven benefits, or they may even be harmful. Since three of the fundamental precepts of Western biomedical ethics are beneficence, non-maleficence and respect for individual autonomy, ...
From How Small Is Too Small to How Much Is Too Much: Ethical Issues at the Limits of Neonatal Viability Peabody, Joyce L.; Martin, Gilbert I. (1996-09)In recent years, survival of the extremely low birthweight infant has dramatically improved. Morbidity, both short- and long-term, however, remains very high Costs in the currency of pain and suffering for the newborn, ...