Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology: An Overview
Chervenak, Frank A.
McCullough, Laurence B.
European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. 1997 Dec; 75(1): 91-94.
This paper provides an overview of ethical issues in obstetrics and gynecology. We first define two basic ethical principles, beneficence and respect for autonomy. We first apply these principles to gynecologic practice, emphasizing the role of informed consent. We then apply these principles to obstetric practice, utilizing the concept of the fetus as a patient and identifying its clinical implications for directive versus non-directive counseling for fetal benefit.
Abortion; Autonomy; Beneficence; Congenital Disorders; Counseling; Consent; Diagnosis; Directive Counseling; Embryo Transfer; Embryos; Ethics; Females; Fetuses; In Vitro Fertilization; Informed Consent; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Patient Care; Physicians; Pregnant Women; Preimplantation Diagnosis; Selective Abortion; Treatment Refusal; Viability;
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