Ethics and the Neonatal Unit, Program No. 10
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Topics included are: making decisions for infants, decision-making with uncertain outcomes, allocating scarce medical resources, identifying new ethical issues, and reasoning through new ethical issues. The program includes an interview with Dr. Jean McCarthy, a neonatologist and the chief of staff of All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. She speaks about neonatal medicine and the ethical dilemmas that neonatologists and other health care professionals and families face when caring for premature or ill neonates. A written guide accompanies the program. It concludes with self-study questions.
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