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dc.creatorAnderson, Garlanden
dc.creatorStrong, Carsonen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:21:49Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:21:49Zen
dc.date.created1988-03en
dc.date.issued1988-03en
dc.identifier10.1136/jme.14.1.18en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics. 1988 Mar; 14(1): 18-24.en
dc.identifier.issn0306-6800en
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+Premature+Breech:+Caesarean+Section+or+Trial+of+Labour?&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics.+&volume=14&issue=1&pages=18-24&date=1988&au=Anderson,+Garlanden
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.14.1.18en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/729865en
dc.description.abstractObstetricians face difficult decisions when the interests of fetus and mother conflict. An example is the problem of choosing the delivery method when labour begins prematurely and the fetus is breech. Vaginal delivery involves risks for the breech fetus of brain damage or death caused by umbilical cord compression and head entrapment. Caesarean section might avoid these dangers but involves risks for the mother, including infection, haemorrhage and even death in a small percentage of cases. If a caesarean section is performed the infant might die anyway, due to complications of prematurity. Thus, decisions about delivery method involve balancing the risks to mother and fetus. Uncertainty about the frequency of fetal injuries in vaginal breech deliveries adds to the difficulty of these decisions.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/25101en
dc.subjectBeginning of Lifeen
dc.subjectBrainen
dc.subjectBirth Weighten
dc.subjectCesarean Sectionen
dc.subjectChildbirthen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectFetal Developmenten
dc.subjectFetusesen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHuman Experimentationen
dc.subjectInjuriesen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectLow Birth Weighten
dc.subjectMaternal Healthen
dc.subjectMoral Obligationsen
dc.subjectMoral Policyen
dc.subjectMorbidityen
dc.subjectMortalityen
dc.subjectMother Fetus Relationshipen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPatient Participationen
dc.subjectPersonhooden
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPregnant Womenen
dc.subjectPrematurityen
dc.subjectPrognosisen
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factorsen
dc.subjectTreatment Refusalen
dc.subjectUncertaintyen
dc.subjectViabilityen
dc.titleThe Premature Breech: Caesarean Section or Trial of Labour?en
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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