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Perinatal palliative care has grown out of both an historical necessity in attending to babies in the NICU that face difficult odds of survival, the increasing technology that may avail life-extending, yet technology-dependent, care, and the growth…

Advances in perinatal care bring with them ethical challenges and difficult questions. When should we provide life-sustaining interventions, and who should decide? Particularly at the edges of viability, some clinicians may feel required to provide a…

Family resistance to withdrawal of life support from children presents difficult issues of clinical practice and of principle. Legal recognition of unilateral physician authority for withdrawal on grounds of clinical "futility"-even in the most…

The provision of nutrition and hydration to newborn infants is considered fundamental care. For premature and critically ill newborns, similar considerations generally hold true. Nutrition may be provided for these infants using assisted measures…

The nature and content of the conversations between the healthcare team and the parents concerning withholding or withdrawing of life-sustaining interventions for neonates vary greatly. These depend upon the status of the infant; for some neonates,…

This article explores the ethical concept of "the equivalence thesis" (ET), or the idea that withdrawing and withholding life sustaining treatments are morally equivalent practices, within neonatology. We review the historical origins, theory, and…

Over the last few decades, the fields of fetal surgery and maternal-fetal medicine have developed interventions aimed at modifying severe diseases in utero. Innovations in fetal approaches to congenital diaphragmatic hernia and myelomeningocele have…

Addressing bias and disparities in counseling and care requires that we contend with dehumanizing attitudes, stereotypes, and beliefs that our society and profession holds towards people of color, broadly, and Black birthing people in particular. It…
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