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Interests and neonates: there is more to the story than we explicitly acknowledge.
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PMID:  17985107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although there are many different moral arguments concerning the use of Best Interests in neonatal decision-making, there seems in practice a firm commitment to application of the concept. And yet, there is still little reflection given by practitioners about what employing a Best Interest determination means in infant care. The following lays out a comprehensive taxonomy of interest-sources in order to provide for more robust considerations of what constitutes best interests of/for neonates.
D Micah Hester
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theoretical medicine and bioethics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1386-7415     ISO Abbreviation:  Theor Med Bioeth     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-27     Completed Date:  2008-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9805378     Medline TA:  Theor Med Bioeth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-72     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Division of Medical Humanities, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W. Markham St., #646, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Advocacy* / ethics
Decision Making* / ethics
Dissent and Disputes
Infant, Newborn
Moral Obligations*
Neonatology / ethics*
Parent-Child Relations*

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