Saving Very Premature Babies: Key Ethical Issues, 1e
Saving Very Premature Babies: Key Ethical Issues, 1e
Brand: Books for Midwives

Saving Very Premature Babies: Key Ethical Issues, 1e

  • Publish Date: 2003-05-23
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Pauline Mifflin MA(Medical Ethics) CertEd Midwife

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A provocative look at the ethical and legal issues surrounding the saving of very premature babies. This book presents the viewpoints of both medical professionals and the families who have to cope with children left with multiple and profound learning disabilities as a result of pre-term delivery.

  • Discusses the sanctity of life vs quality of life, bringing in wider philosophical and practical issues surrounding 'life at any cost'
  • Real life case studies highlight ethical and legal dilemmas in neonatal care as well as issues relating to disability
  • Illustrates relevant legal cases to highlight how the law protects both medical staff and children
  • Questions the time of emergence of 'personhood' and how this could influence decision-making

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