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Evidence-Based Ethics and the Care of Premature Infants

Jon Tyson
The Future of Children
Vol. 5, No. 1, Low Birth Weight (Spring, 1995), pp. 197-213
Published by: Princeton University
DOI: 10.2307/1602515
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1602515
Page Count: 17
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Abstract

Despite the success of newborn intensive care, a vexing ethical question remains: Which preterm infants are so malformed, sick, or immature that newborn intensive care should not be administered? In an attempt to answer this question, this article examines current clinical practices and the persisting effects of the controversial Baby Doe regulations. The scientific evidence for current practices is critically analyzed in relation to fundamental ethical issues for marginally viable patients of any age. A variety of strategies--some highly provocative--is proposed and discussed to facilitate better-informed, better-justified, more broadly acceptable, and more fiscally responsible ethical decisions in the care of preterm infants.

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