A Paradigm for Making Difficult Choices in the Intensive Care Nursery
Benitz, William E.
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 1993 Summer; 2(3): 281-294.
In the 10 years since the birth of "Baby Doe," the decisions confronted daily by neonatologists and parents of sick or premature infants have been the focus of a great deal of attention....The following discussion describes an approach that has been applied and refined over the past 10 years in my own practice of neonatology in a busy tertiary care nursery. The purpose of this description is not to suggest that this approach provides the definitive answer to the ethical questions raised by neonatal intensive care but rather to suggest a starting point from which practical strategies for dealing with difficult choices in neonatal medicine can be developed, evaluated, and refined.
Allowing to Die; Biomedical Technologies; Case Studies; Communication; Congenital Disorders; Consensus; Disclosure; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Futility; Goals; Hospitals; Infants; Intensive Care Units; Life; Medicine; Minors; Newborns; Occupational Exposure; Parents; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Physicians; Prematurity; Prognosis; Prolongation of Life; Quality of Life; Refusal to Treat; Risks and Benefits; Terminal Care; Trust; Values; Ventilators;
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