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Ethical challenges in the management of multiple pregnancies: the professional responsibility model of perinatal ethics.
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PMID:  23314513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Ethics is an essential component for the responsible clinical management of multiple gestation and decision-making about such pregnancies with pregnant women. The ethical concept of the fetus as a patient is presented as the basis for identifying a professionally responsible approach to selective termination, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and to discordant beneficence-based obligations that exist when one or more fetuses are adversely affected by a fetal anomaly or complication of pregnancy. The roles for directive counseling, i.e., making evidence-based recommendations, and for non-directive counseling, i.e., offering evidence-based alternatives but making no recommendations, are described. The professional responsibility model of perinatal ethics creates a practical framework to guide the clinical judgment of perinatologists and the informed process about the clinical management of multiple pregnancies.
Frank A Chervenak; Laurence B McCullough
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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