Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making: Resource Allocation and Difficult Decisions
Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making: Resource Allocation and Difficult Decisions, Routledge Cavendish Publishing, 2015
Posted: 4 Aug 2015
Date Written: June 10, 2015
This book focuses on the legal and ethical complexities surrounding end of life decisions for critically impaired and extremely premature infants. Neera Bhatia explores arbitrary decisions to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment from critically impaired infants and addresses the controversial question: which lives are too expensive to treat? Bringing to bear such key issues as clinical guidance, public awareness, and resource allocation, the book provides a rational approach to end of life decision making, where decisions to withdraw or withhold treatment may trump other competing interests.
Keywords: end of life, extremely premature infants, critically impaired, resource allocation
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