TITLE

Resuscitation of the preterm infant against parental wishes

AUTHOR(S)
Paris, J. J.; Schreiber, M. D.; Elias-Jones, A.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;May2005, Vol. 90 Issue 3, pF208
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a recent commentary in "The New England Journal of Medicine," in which George Annas reviews a Texas Supreme court opinion. The court became the first to authorize a physician to resuscitate an extremely premature infant over parental objections. The case raises anew an issue that the EPICure study describes as among the most difficult and trying clinical problems for obstetricians and pediatricians--the care of the fetus considered to be at the threshold of viability. The only issue raised in the case and addressed by the Texas Supreme Court was whose decision is it to determine whether or not to omit resuscitation for an extremely premature infant.
ACCESSION #
17053539

 

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