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When pregnant women and their physicians disagree on the need for cesarean section: no simple solution.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9874946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article provides an analysis of why women might refuse cesarean sections that are advised by their physicians. It presents a review of court cases, ethical opinions, and recommendations in the literature and lists the legal requirements for informed consent. The author delineates the process of weighing whether or not a court order should be requested.
A J Catlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advanced practice nursing quarterly     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1080-4293     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Pract Nurs Q     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-21     Completed Date:  1999-01-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9515177     Medline TA:  Adv Pract Nurs Q     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Napa Valley College, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section / psychology*
Conflict (Psychology)*
Decision Making*
Patient Advocacy / legislation & jurisprudence*
Physician-Patient Relations*
Treatment Refusal / legislation & jurisprudence*,  psychology*
United States

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