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Caring for Families at the Limits of Viability: The Education of Dr Green

Journal title
Clinics in perinatology
Publication year
2017
Author(s)
Stokes, T. A.; Kukora, S. K.; Boss, R. D.
Pages
447-459
Volume
44
Number
2

Resuscitation decisions for infants born at the edges of viability are complicated moral dilemmas, and the process of making these decisions is emotionally exhausting and morally distressful for families and physicians alike. An ethical approach to making these decisions requires input from physicians and parents; individuals tasked with facilitating such decisions must possess the communication and counseling skills needed to assist families with these painful and life-altering decisions. It is incumbent on all of us to continue our investigation into how we can better assist families in this process while providing care that is in their best interest.

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