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dc.creatorRobertson, John A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:19:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:19:33Zen
dc.date.created1986en
dc.date.issued1986en
dc.identifier10.1215/03616878-11-2-215en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 1986 Summer; 11(2): 215-230.en
dc.identifier.issn0361-6878en
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=Legal+Aspects+of+Withholding+Treatment+from+Handicapped+Newborns:+substantive+Issues&title=Journal+of+Health+Politics,+Policy+and+Law.+&volume=11&issue=2&pages=215-230&date=1986&au=Robertson,+John+A.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1215/03616878-11-2-215en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/728291en
dc.description.abstractRobertson examines the substantive criminal and civil legal principles that may be applied in considerations of nontreatment of handicapped newborns. He analyses several court decisions that illustrate the extent of parental authority; the grounds for state intervention; the physician's legal obligations to the child; and the legal liability of hospitals, health personnel, and parents for nontreatment. The author accepts as the operative principle a patient-centered approach in which, for some infants, withholding treatment may be in the child's best interests. Robertson holds that, although the final Baby Doe regulations begin to recognize this principle, they do not recognize the extent to which nontreatment may be consonant with the infant's interests. He urges establishment of criteria for nontreatment and definition of the proper roles of physicians, parents, hospitals, infant care review committees, and courts in deciding whether these criteria are met. (KIE abstract)en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/22686en
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectChild Abuseen
dc.subjectClinical Ethicsen
dc.subjectClinical Ethics Committeesen
dc.subjectCongenital Disordersen
dc.subjectContractsen
dc.subjectCriminal Lawen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectEthics Committeesen
dc.subjectFederal Governmenten
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectGovernment Regulationen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Personnelen
dc.subjectHospitalsen
dc.subjectInfantsen
dc.subjectJudicial Actionen
dc.subjectKillingen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectLegal Liabilityen
dc.subjectLegal Obligationsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectLiabilityen
dc.subjectNewbornsen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectPainen
dc.subjectParentsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectRegulationen
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectReview Committeesen
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectSelection for Treatmenten
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.subjectSufferingen
dc.subjectTortsen
dc.subjectTreatment Refusalen
dc.subjectWithholding Treatmenten
dc.titleLegal Aspects of Withholding Treatment From Handicapped Newborns: Substantive Issuesen
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