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Life-sustaining treatment decisions for neonates report by Western Australia. Working Party on Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions for Neonates.

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Published by Health Dept. of Western Australia in [Perth?] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Australia,
  • Western Australia.

Subjects:

  • Neonatal intensive care -- Decision making.,
  • Neonatal intensive care -- Moral and ethical aspects.,
  • Neonatal intensive care -- Government policy -- Australia -- Western Australia.

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Edition Notes

StatementWorking Party on Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions for Neonates.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRJ253.5 .W47 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL838154M
LC Control Number95114195

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  The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life by Nancy Berlinger, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(9). The nine authors of the seven articles are known for ethics writings, and they explore in varying detail the values of physicians and nurses that influence decisions concerning the use of life-sustaining medical treatment with ill adults and by: 3. Many deaths of neonates and infants in the developed world are preceded by end-of-life decisions.1, 2, 3 Neonatologists (46–90%) in different European countries sometimes set limits to intensive care. 1 In an intensive-care nursery in the USA, 74% of all deaths were preceded by end-of-life decisions. 2 In the Netherlands, we recorded 62% of all deaths of infants younger Cited by: Virtually all deaths in Dutch neonatal intensive care units are preceded by the decision to withdraw life-sustaining treatment and many decisions are based on future quality of life.

Introduction. There is a need for guidelines concerning decisions to withhold or to withdraw life-sustaining treatment (LST) and for the adaptation of these guidelines to the medical field and population concerned: adults [] and children [2–3].In a previous article [], we studied the criteria used for LST decisions and identified positive criteria in favour of the continuation of care Cited by: 6. 1. Author(s): Western Australia. Working Party on Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions for Neonates. Title(s): Life-sustaining treatment decisions for neonates: report/ Working Party on Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions for Neonates. Country of Publication: Australia Publisher: [Perth?]: Health Dept. of Western Australia, Description.   In , the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) published a framework for practice on the withholding or withdrawing of life sustaining treatment. Based on sound ethical and legal principles, the purpose of the document was to offer guidance for those faced with difficult treatment decisions that could not be resolved by appeal to scientific fact Cited by: This major new work updates and significantly expands The Hastings Center's Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care of the Dying. Like its predecessor, this second edition will shape the ethical and legal framework for decision-making on treatment and end-of-life care in the United States. This groundbreaking work incorporates 25 years of .

Decisions to actively end the lives of infants not dependent on life-sustaining treatment remained stable at 1%. The practice of end-of-life decision-making in neonatology of has changed. Get this from a library! The Hastings Center guidelines for decisions on life-sustaining treatment and care near the end of life. [Nancy Berlinger; Bruce Jennings; Susan M Wolf; Hastings Center,] -- This new work updates and significantly expands The Hastings Center's Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care of the Dying. Guidelines for the Decision-Making Process Guidelines for the Decision-Making Process Chapter: (p) Section 2 Guidelines for the Decision-Making Process Source: The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life Author(s): Nancy Berlinger Bruce Jennings Susan M. Wolf Publisher: Oxford Author: Nancy Berlinger.   The rapid progress of medical technology has resulted in more opportunities to maintain the life of infants in serious and potentially life threatening situations. Whether to treat such infants is a common dilemma. The burden of these difficult decisions rests almost equally on distraught parents and relatives and on the professional staff of neonatal units. Sometimes, Cited by: