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dc.creatorPignotti, Maria Serenellaen
dc.creatorMoratti, Sofiaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:39:52Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:39:52Zen
dc.date.created2010-12en
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2010.036038en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of medical ethics 2010 Dec; 36(12): 795-7en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Regulation+of+treatment+of+infants+at+the+edge+of+viability+in+Italy:+the+role+of+the+medical+profession?&title=Journal+of+medical+ethics+&volume=36&issue=12&date=2010-12&au=Pignotti,+Maria+Serenella;+Moratti,+Sofiaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2010.036038en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1020299en
dc.description.abstractIn the last few years there has been intense debate in Italy on administration of life-prolonging treatment to premature babies at the edge of viability. In 2006, a group of experts based in Florence drafted recommendations known as Carta di Firenze (CdF) for responsible use of intensive care for premature infants between 22 and 25 weeks of gestational age (GA). The CdF was later endorsed by several medicoprofessional associations, but was followed by recommendations by the Ministry of Health mandating resuscitation for all premature babies regardless of GA and parental consent. Recent statements from medicoprofessional bodies seem to show that the 'always resuscitate rule' is not supported by many Italian doctors. We argue that ethically sensitive issues in medicine should be regulated with, and not against, the medical profession and its representative bodies.en
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dc.languageenen
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dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDoctorsen
dc.subjectGestational Ageen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectInfantsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectParental Consenten
dc.subjectRegulationen
dc.subjectResuscitationen
dc.subjectViabilityen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of Medicineen
dc.titleRegulation of Treatment of Infants at the Edge of Viability in Italy: The Role of the Medical Profession?en
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