Medical end-of-life decisions in neonates and infants in Flanders

Title

Medical end-of-life decisions in neonates and infants in Flanders

Creator

Provoost V; Cools F; Mortier F; Bilsen J; Ramet J; Vandenplas Y; Deliens L

Publisher

Lancet

Date

2005

Subject

Euthanasia; Non-U.S. Gov't; PedPal Lit; decision making; Withholding Treatment/statistics & numerical data; 48.9-64.0). Lethal drugs were administered in 15 cases among 117 early neonatal deaths and in two cases among 77 later deaths (13%vs 3%; 70.1-85.5) of the 121 physicians thought that their professional duty sometimes includes the prevention of unnecessary suffering by hastening death and 69 (58%; 95% CI 70.4-82.4) of the 253 deaths studied; Active/psychology/statistics & numerical data Female Humans Infant Infant; and such a decision was made in 14 3 cases (57%; Attitude of Health Personnel Belgium; Newborn Male Pain/therapy Palliative Care/statistics & numerical data Physicians/; p=0.018). The attitude study showed that 95 (79%; psychology Questionnaires Research Support

Description

2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1315-20

Issue

9467

Volume

365

Citation

Provoost V; Cools F; Mortier F; Bilsen J; Ramet J; Vandenplas Y; Deliens L, “Medical end-of-life decisions in neonates and infants in Flanders,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 19, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13651.

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