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Growth hormone in short children: medically appropriate treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11227333     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bolt and Mul argue persuasively against the "disease" approach and the "client" approach in addressing the question of whether growth hormone for short children properly belongs in the medical realm. Their own preferred approach, the "suffering" approach, is superior to the others but has practical problems that would arise in its application. An additional ethical issue, not addressed by Bolt and Mul, relates to justice in providing access for children from families of limited financial means to growth hormone treatment.
R Macklin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-28     Completed Date:  2001-05-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ethics, Medical*
Growth Disorders / drug therapy*
Human Growth Hormone / therapeutic use*
Models, Theoretical
Reg. No./Substance:
12629-01-5/Human Growth Hormone
Comment On:
Acta Paediatr. 2001 Jan;90(1):69-73   [PMID:  11227337 ]

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