Ethical Dilemmas for Critically Ill Babies

Ethical Dilemmas for Critically Ill Babies

This book covers important ethical questions that arise in neonatal intensive care units.

Author: Eduard Verhagen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401773607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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Most neonates who now survive intensive care would have died 50 years ago, and “nature” would have decided the outcomes, making ethical discussions about initiating or withholding resuscitation irrelevant. Medical developments in neonatology have changed the way we respond to diseases of neonates, to their illness, and to their parents. Not only as physicians, but also as a society. Decisions on when to start, withhold, or withdraw life-saving interventions in critically ill neonates are among the most difficult decisions in pediatric practice. These decisions are fraught with ethical dilemmas, for example deciding whether withholding intensive care –leading to death- is superior to uncertain survival with a risk of disability and the additional burden of intensive care. This book covers important ethical questions that arise in neonatal intensive care units. Questions such as, whether to intervene medically and whether we are good at predicting the outcome of fragile neonates; whether a medical intervention should be withheld or withdrawn, and who should be primarily responsible for these decisions and how?
Categories: Philosophy

Bioethics in the Pediatric ICU Ethical Dilemmas Encountered in the Care of Critically Ill Children

Bioethics in the Pediatric ICU  Ethical Dilemmas Encountered in the Care of Critically Ill Children

This book examines the many ethical issues that are encountered in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Author: Laura Miller-Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030009424

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

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This book examines the many ethical issues that are encountered in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). It supports pediatricians, nurses, residents, and other providers in their daily management of critically ill children with the dilemmas that arise. It begins by examining the evolution of pediatric critical care, and who is now impacted by this advancing medical technology. Subsequent chapters explore specific ethical concerns and controversies that are commonly encountered. These topics include how to conduct end-of-life discussions with families facing a myriad of challenging choices. It goes on to explore the concept of futility, and what that does and does not mean in the pediatric ICU setting. Controversial subjects such as children as organ donors, particularly using donation after cardiac death, in addition to issues surrounding the declaration of brain death are covered. Additional chapters address resource allocation, and also analyze the use of long-term technology in chronically critically ill children. Chapters include case examples with guidance on how to work through similar difficulties and decision-making. While this book is specifically targeted for care providers at the ICU bedside, it is also of benefit to medical students, students in bioethics, practicing ethical consultants and families who are dealing with critically ill children.
Categories: Philosophy

Bioethics in the Pediatric ICU Ethical Dilemmas Encountered in the Care of Critically Ill Children

Bioethics in the Pediatric ICU  Ethical Dilemmas Encountered in the Care of Critically Ill Children

This book examines the many ethical issues that are encountered in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Author: Laura Miller-Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030009434

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

View: 864

This book examines the many ethical issues that are encountered in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). It supports pediatricians, nurses, residents, and other providers in their daily management of critically ill children with the dilemmas that arise. It begins by examining the evolution of pediatric critical care, and who is now impacted by this advancing medical technology. Subsequent chapters explore specific ethical concerns and controversies that are commonly encountered. These topics include how to conduct end-of-life discussions with families facing a myriad of challenging choices. It goes on to explore the concept of futility, and what that does and does not mean in the pediatric ICU setting. Controversial subjects such as children as organ donors, particularly using donation after cardiac death, in addition to issues surrounding the declaration of brain death are covered. Additional chapters address resource allocation, and also analyze the use of long-term technology in chronically critically ill children. Chapters include case examples with guidance on how to work through similar difficulties and decision-making. While this book is specifically targeted for care providers at the ICU bedside, it is also of benefit to medical students, students in bioethics, practicing ethical consultants and families who are dealing with critically ill children.
Categories: Philosophy

The Lazarus Case

The Lazarus Case

-- Felicia G. Cohn Outstanding Academic Title, 2003, Choice Magazine In this startlingly original book, John D. Lantos weaves a compelling story that captures the dilemmas of modern medical practice.

Author: John D. Lantos

Publisher: JHUP

ISBN: UOM:39015053755743

Category: Law

Page: 183

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In this volume, John Lantos weaves a story that captures the dilemmas of modern medical practice. He draws on his experience in neonatal medicine, paediatrics and medical ethics to explore ethical dilemmas through one poignant representative situation.
Categories: Law

Bioethics Reporter

Bioethics Reporter

Coburn , Stephen P. “ Non - treatment of defective Newborn Babies . " Lancet I n .
... The Sanctity of Social Life : Physicians ' Treatment of Critically Ill Patients . New
York ... Ethical Issues in Treatment of Seriously Ill Newborns . ” Pediatric ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556017276973

Category: Bioethics

Page:

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Categories: Bioethics

Critical Care Nursing of Infants and Children

Critical Care Nursing of Infants and Children

Fleishman A , Nolan K , Dubler N et al : Caring for gravely ill children . Pediatrics
94 ... Healthcare professionals who work in critical care units have been
expected to be experts in the moral issues that surround life and death .
Unfortunately ...

Author: Martha A. Q. Curley

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: UOM:39015045583146

Category: Medical

Page: 1128

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The new second edition of this valuable resource was written for clinicians by experts in the field. It addresses the increase of pediatric patients in adult ICUs and inpatient pediatric acuity. Two unique approaches are used: the Phenomena of Concern section addresses nursing care issues common to all critically ill pediatric patients; and Final Common Pathways cover patient problems related to specific disorders. This edition includes a new chapter on Clinical Pharmacology. SCCM admission guidelines have also been added to the practice guidelines section.
Categories: Medical

Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine

Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine

Englehardt , H. T. , Jr. " Ethical Issues in Aiding the Death of Young Children . " In
Beneficent ... Special Section on the Treatment of Handicapped Newborns . "
Journal of ... Shelp , Earl . Born to Die : Deciding the Fate of Critically Ill
Newborns .

Author: John D. Arras

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UCAL:B5039930

Category: Medical ethics

Page: 585

View: 287

A textbook for undergraduates. Some 70 selections (more than half are new to this edition) follow an introductory essay. Current controversies (surrogacy, genetic engineering, proxy consent) are thoroughly covered. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Categories: Medical ethics

Bibliography of Bioethics

Bibliography of Bioethics

Author: LeRoy Walters

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019169864

Category: Bioethics

Page:

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Bibliography of works which discuss the ethical aspects of: physician patient relationship, health care, contraception, abortion, population, reproductive technologies, genetic intervention, mental health therapies, human experimentation, artificial and transplated organs are tissues, death and dying, and international dimensions of biology and medicine.
Categories: Bioethics

Death or Disability

Death or Disability

Paediatrician and ethicist Dominic Wilkinson looks at the profound and contentious ethical issues facing those who work in intensive care caring for critically ill children and infants. When should infants or children be allowed to die?

Author: Dominic Wilkinson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191648212

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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In ancient Rome parents would consult the priestess Carmentis shortly after birth to obtain prophecies of the future of their newborn infant. Today, parents and doctors of critically ill children consult a different oracle. Neuroimaging provides a vision of the child's future, particularly of the nature and severity of any disability. Based on the results of brain scans and other tests doctors and parents face heart-breaking decisions about whether or not to continue intensive treatment or to allow the child to die. Paediatrician and ethicist Dominic Wilkinson looks at the profound and contentious ethical issues facing those who work in intensive care caring for critically ill children and infants. When should infants or children be allowed to die? How accurate are predictions of future quality of life? How much say should parents have in these decisions? How should they deal with uncertainty about the future? He combines philosophy, medicine and science to shed light on current and future dilemmas.
Categories: Philosophy

Selective Nontreatment of Handicapped Newborns

Selective Nontreatment of Handicapped Newborns

61 . Ibid . , p . 247 . 62 . Norman Fost , “ Counseling Families Who Have a Child
with a Severe Congenital Anomaly , ” Pediatrics 67 ( March 1981 ) : 324 . 63 . Ibid
. 64 . Norman Fost , “ Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Critically Ill Newborns ...

Author: Robert F. Weir

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015006011608

Category: Abnormalities, Human

Page: 292

View: 512

Who decides, and on what basis, how to treat a child with severe birth defects? Any decisions made on such cases are painful and complex, and have far-reaching consequences for society at large. Addressing the medical, legal, and ethical aspects of the issue, Robert Weir presents the first serious survey of the major arguments regarding selective non-treatment, which have been advanced by physicians, attorneys, and the judicial system.
Categories: Abnormalities, Human

Take This Book to the Pediatrician with You

Take This Book to the Pediatrician with You

Other parents who have made a hard choice to withhold treatment and allow their
baby to die may provide you with support in ... when ethical dilemmas cause
doctor and parents to substantially disagree over the care of a critically ill child .

Author: Charles B. Inlander

Publisher: Peoples Medical Society

ISBN: 0962733466

Category: Medical

Page: 271

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This step-by-step guide walks through all the issues a parent needs to know to make the right healthcare decisions and answers the questions that parents ask most about how to get the best healthcare for their children. "Inlander is dedicated to the cause of putting consumers in control of their own healthcare".--Washington Post Health. More than 200,000 copies of the Take This Book series have been sold.
Categories: Medical

The Hastings Law Journal

The Hastings Law Journal

See Vitiello , The Baby Jane Doe Litigation and Section 504 : An Exercise in Raw
Executive Power , 17 CONN . ... FOR ACTION 10 ( 1984 ) ; see also Brooks ,
Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment of Critically Ill Newborns , 1 J . CONTEMP .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3831110

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

Ethical dilemmas facing PICU nurses

Ethical dilemmas facing PICU nurses

This suggests that viewpoints and feelings towards ethical dilemmas are global
in nature , and transcend traditional ... This is a significant concern of the nurses
such that a critically ill child will be spared additional pain and suffering . Nurses
 ...

Author: Ruth Ellen Koppel

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35558001623285

Category:

Page: 98

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Wong s Nursing Care of Infants and Children

Wong s Nursing Care of Infants and Children

... 23-1 Common ethical dilemmas in caring for terminally ill children Rationale in
Providing to patient Rationale in Withholding from Patient Pain Control Comfort is
primary goal . Improved quality of life . Easier dying process if child is pain free ...

Author: Donna L. Wong

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000051344634

Category: Medical

Page: 1994

View: 811

CD Companion contains a variety of activities to enhance learning ... also included are Nursing Care Plans to build, individualize and print out.
Categories: Medical

Ethical Issues in Death and Dying

Ethical Issues in Death and Dying

The authors explore the history of the case and problems in relying on the family
for the critical decisions , discuss the ... pediatricians should allow critically ill or
severely disabled babies to die without the most aggressive use of technology .

Author: Tom L. Beauchamp

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015037298497

Category: Philosophy

Page: 458

View: 611

This anthology of major classical and contemporary views on key ethical aspects of death and dying is the only philosophically sophisticated, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date introduction to the subject available. Pairs pro and con arguments to give a balanced perspective. Covers a range of topics that reflect the latest developments at the frontier of the field. Provides clearly and carefully written section introductions that define the issues to be discussed. Introduces each selection with a brief editorial essay. Features up-to-date and solid analyses of all issues. Offers an excellent introduction to ethical theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Nursing Care of Infants and Children

Nursing Care of Infants and Children

Child . Health Care 17 : 12-17 , 1988 . Cerase , P.A .: Ethical dilemmas in
resuscitation of the very - low - birthweight infant ... Child . 142 : 825-830 , 1988 .
Watchko , J.F .: Decision making on critically ill infants by parents , Am . J. Dis .
Child .

Author: Lucille F. Whaley

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: UOM:49015001058321

Category: Nursing

Page: 1984

View: 331

Divided into two parts: Part I, the "age and stage" approach considers infancy and childhood in a developmental context; Part II presents the more serious health problems of infancy and childhood that are not peculiar to any particular age- group and that frequently require hospitalization of major medical or nursing intervension.
Categories: Nursing

Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

See Medical Ethics : The Right to Survival , 1974 : Hearings on the Examination
of the Moral and Ethical Problems ... law and the treatment of seriously ill
newborns , in Legal and Ethical Aspects of Treating Critically and Terminally Ill
Patients .

Author: D. Vidyasagar

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009545396

Category: Critical Care

Page: 390

View: 637

Categories: Critical Care

American Journal of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health

Snowdon C , Garcia J , Elbourne D. Making sense of randomization : responses
of parents of critically ill babies to random allocation of treatment in a clinical trial .
... Macklin R. The ethical problems with sham surgery in clinical research .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556033621962

Category: Public health

Page:

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Categories: Public health