Chapter

<i>Power plays</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/9780192630889.003.0016
Power plays

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This chapter presents a 1991 commentary about the power shift in decision-making for seriously compromised infants. It argues that the shift in power from decision by parents and trusted advisers to decision based on government decree about what constitutes medical neglect should alarm parents and doctors in all countries.

Keywords: infant care; neonatal care; child abuse; medical practice

Chapter.  1622 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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