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dc.creatorMoratti, Sofiaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:41:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:41:22Zen
dc.date.created2010-06en
dc.date.issued2010-06en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2009.034314en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of medical ethics 2010 Jun; 36(6): 336-8en
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=The+parents'+ability+to+take+care+of+their+baby+as+a+factor+in+decisions+to+withhold+or+withdraw+life-prolonging+treatment+in+two+Dutch+NICUs.&title=Journal+of+medical+ethics+&volume=36&issue=6&date=2010-06&au=Moratti,+Sofiaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2009.034314en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1022800en
dc.description.abstractIn The Netherlands, it is openly acknowledged that the parents' ability to take care of their child plays a role in the decision-making process over administration of life-prolonging treatment to severely defective newborn babies. Unlike other aspects of such decision-making process up until the present time, the 'ability to take care' has not received specific attention in regulation or in empirical research. The present study is based on interviews with neonatologists in two Dutch NICUs concerning their definition of the ability to take care and its relevance in non-treatment decisions. All of the respondents think that the ability to take care consists of more than one factor. Most doctors mention the parents' emotional state, social network and cognitive abilities. Some doctors mention the presence of psychological conditions in the parents, their financial situation and physical condition. A few refer to the parents' experience and age, their chances to have another baby and their cultural background. Most doctors think the ability to take care has a secondary relevance in the decision-making process, while the primary concern is assessing the condition of the child. A substantial minority thinks the ability to take care does not play any role, while one doctor thinks it is a factor of primary importance. The study constitutes an important stepping-stone for future research in The Netherlands and elsewhere.en
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dc.sourceeweb:332688en
dc.subjectDoctorsen
dc.subjectEmpirical Researchen
dc.subjectInterviewsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectParentsen
dc.subjectRegulationen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subject.classificationAllowing Minors to Dieen
dc.titleThe Parents' Ability to Take Care of Their Baby as a Factor in Decisions to Withhold or Withdraw Life-Prolonging Treatment in Two Dutch NICUsen
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