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A survey of Calgary paediatricians' attitudes regarding the treatment of defective newborns: a report from Canada.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11652018     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
... Premature infants and those born with severe abnormalities have stimulated the creation of neonatal units, but advances in medicine have created the dilemma of whether to sustain life in neonates who would otherwise die from their abnormalities. Often these methods are sophisticated and costly, and carry their own share of iatrogenic complications... It is crucial that the infant -- unable to be directly involved -- have an advocate, whose role it is to act in the best interests of the patient in determinations of the latter's treatment. Under most circumstances that role is occupied by the child's physician and family... For this reason, it is imperative to discern physicians' -- and specifically pediatricians' -- attitudes towards the treatment of defective newborns. To accomplish this, a survey was taken in Calgary... It is the purpose of this paper to provide information regarding local physicians' views and how they compare with the opinions of their colleagues from other countries.
Michael M Burgess; Barbara E Bay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioethics     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0269-9702     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioethics     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-08     Completed Date:  1991-08-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704792     Medline TA:  Bioethics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-49     Citation Subset:  E    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases
Brain Injuries
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities*
Data Collection
Decision Making
Disabled Persons*
Down Syndrome
Euthanasia, Passive*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Infant, Newborn*
Infant, Premature
International Cooperation
Life Support Care*
Neural Tube Defects
Value of Life
Withholding Treatment*

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