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Medical practice and legal background of decisions for severely ill newborn infants: viewpoints from seven European countries.
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PMID:  23194471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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AIM: To comparing attitudes towards end-of-life (EOL) decisions in newborn infants between seven European countries. METHODS: One paediatrician and one lawyer from seven European countries were invited to attend a conference to discuss the practice of EOL decisions in newborn infants and the legal aspects involved. RESULTS: All paediatricians/neonatologists indicated that the best interest of the child should be the leading principle in all decisions. However, especially when discussing cases, important differences in attitude became apparent, although there are no significant differences between the involved countries with regard to national legal frameworks. CONCLUSION: Important differences in attitude towards neonatal EOL decisions between European countries exist, but they cannot be explained solely by medical or legal reasons.
Authors:
Pjj Sauer; Jhhm Dorscheidt; Aae Verhagen; Jh Hubben;
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. p.j.j.sauer@umcg.nl.
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