End-of-Life Decisions as Bedside Rationing. an Ethical Analysis of Life Support Restrictions in an Indian Neonatal Unit
Johansson, K A
Sayeed, S A
Norheim, O F
Journal of medical ethics 2010 Aug; 36(8): 473-8
Hundreds of thousands of premature neonates born in low-income countries are implicitly denied treatment each year. Studies from India show that treatment is rationed even for neonates born at 32 gestational age weeks (GAW), and multiple external factors influence treatment decisions. Is withholding of life-saving treatment for children born between 28 and 32 GAW acceptable from an ethical perspective?
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