Saving Very Premature Babies: Key Ethical Issues

Author: Pauline Mifflin


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  • ISBN: 9780750654128
  • Author: Pauline Mifflin
  • Publ Date: 2003-04-14
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  • Pages: 256
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 68767

Table of Contents :

Introduction Section 1: The Child and its family Chapter 1: Theories and principles of medical ethics Chapter 2: The very premature baby: a profile Chapter 3: Effects on the family Section 2: The Sanctity vs Quality of Life Issue Chapter 4: Some religious perspectives Chapter 5: Does Human life have intrinsic value? Section 3: Withdrawing or withholding treatment Chapter 6: Acts and omissions Doctrine etc Chapter 7 : Differing Ethical views (referring to recent guidelines drawn up by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) Section 4: The Principle of Justice and Resource Allocation Chapter 8: Explanation of the Principle of Justice in relation to health care resources Chapter 9: Medical Triage, quality adjusted life year; implications for neonatal care Section 5: The legal framework Chapter 10: Criminal Law and the Duty of Care (for parents and doctors); Killing or Allowing to Die: is there a difference in law? Chapter 11: Relevant court decisions and their implications Chapter 12: Conclusions


A provocative look at the ethical and legal issues surrounding the saving of very premature babies. This text 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. The text discusses the sanctity of life versus the quality of life, whilst bringing in wider philosophical and practical issues of "life at any cost". The guide presents the legal and ethical dilemmas faced by doctors and parents when deciding which course of treatment may be best for the child.


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