Ethics and palliative care in the perinatal world

Title

Ethics and palliative care in the perinatal world

Creator

Marty CM; Carter BS

Identifier

10.1016/j.siny.2017.09.001

Publisher

Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Date

2017

Subject

Counseling; Ethics; Neonatal; Palliative Care; Perinatal Decision-making

Description

The perinatal world is unique in its dutiful consideration of two patients along the lines of decision-making and clinical management - the fetus and the pregnant woman. The potentiality of the fetus-newborn is intertwined with the absolute considerations for the woman as autonomous patient. From prenatal diagnostics, which may be quite extensive, to potential interventions prenatally, postnatal resuscitation, and neonatal management, the fetus and newborn may be anticipated to survive with or without special needs and technology, to have a questionable or guarded prognosis, or to live only minutes to hours. This review will address the ethical ramifications for prenatal diagnostics, parental values and goals clarification, birth plans, the fluidity of decision-making over time, and the potential role of prenatal and postnatal palliative care support.

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Citation List Month

November 2017 List

Notes

1878-0946
Marty, Colleen M
Carter, Brian S
Journal Article
Review
Netherlands
Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Sep 13. pii: S1744-165X(17)30103-8. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2017.09.001.

Citation

Marty CM; Carter BS, “Ethics and palliative care in the perinatal world,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 29, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11022.

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