The Marginally Viable Newborn: Legal Challenges, Conceptual Inadequacies, and Reasonableness
Sayeed, Sadath A.
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 2006 Fall; 34(3): 600-610
Decisions to provide life-sustaining medical care for marginally viable newborns present a unique set of morally complex challenges for providers and parents in the United States. This article examines recent legal trends that restrict discretionary decision-making, and critiques commonly employed ethical justifications offered to support permitting such discretion.
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