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Resuscitation of the preterm infant against parental wishes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15846009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Over the past 40 years, the norms on who is to make treatment decisions for newborns, and on what standards, have been significantly altered and revised. Today the standard for treatment of newborns is the "best interest" of the child. A recent ruling of the Texas Supreme Court authorizing a doctor to resuscitate a potentially viable very premature newborn over the parents' objection is a challenge to that standard.
Authors:
J J Paris; M D Schreiber; A Elias-Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Legal Cases; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1359-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-22     Completed Date:  2005-05-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F208-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; E; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Children's Hospital, IL 60637, USA. john.paris@bc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Decision Making
Dissent and Disputes / legislation & jurisprudence*
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
Parents / psychology*
Resuscitation Orders / legislation & jurisprudence*
Texas
Third-Party Consent / legislation & jurisprudence*
Withholding Treatment / legislation & jurisprudence
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