Chapter

<i>Intruding in private tragedies</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0006
Intruding in private tragedies

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This chapter presents a 1988 commentary on the growing public interest in decisions involving the fate of very small or severely malformed neonates. It says that parents' agony over treat or let-be decisions should remain within the circle of family and family doctor.

Keywords: neonatal medicine; medical practice; neonatal care; public opinion

Chapter.  1285 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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