Compelled Compassion: Government Intervention in the Treatment of Critically Ill Newborns / Edition 1

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Overview

How much control do--or should--the courts and public policy have over the treatment of critically ill and disabled newborns?

The Baby Doe incident of 1982 spurred the federal government to create a public policy making failure to treat severely disabled newborns a form of child neglect.

Compelled Compassion focuses on public policy aspects of withholding treatment from critically ill, disabled infants, and especially dealing with why this policy was enacted and how it affects health care workers, the infants, and their families. Several contributors to this timely, controversial volume spearheaded the early debates on withholding treatment; others were active participants in the policymaking process itself.

Compelled Compassion makes a valuable contribution to our awareness of the complex, difficult process of decision making for these infants: a process laden with emotional, legal, and clinical ramifications, and strives to help clarify how the various factors can be applied in reaching a compassionate, but logical, decision for everyone involved in reaching it.

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The Baby Doe incident of 1982 spurred the federal government to create a public policy making failure to treat severely disabled newborns a form of child neglect. This volume focuses on public policy aspects of withholding treatment from critically ill, disabled infants, and especially dealing with why this policy was enacted and how it affects health care workers, the infants, and their families. Several contributors spearheaded the early debates on withholding treatment; others were active participants in the policymaking process itself. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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...an excellent contribution...a worthwhile addition to any library. -International Digest of Health Legislation
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Table of Contents

Life-and-Death Decisions in the Midst of Uncertainty.- Conflict, Compromise, and Symbolism: The Politics of the Baby Doe Debate.- A Legal Analysis of the Child Abuse Amendments of 1984.- Hard Cases Make Bad Law: The Legacy of the Baby Doe Controversy.- Parental Perspectives on Treatment-Nontreatment Decisions Involving Newborns with Spina Bifida.- Rationing Medicine in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).- Baby Doe and Me: A Personal Journey.- Baby Doe and Forgoing Life-Sustaining Treatment: Compassion, Discrimination, or Medical Neglect?.- Neonatologists, Pediatricians, and the Supreme Court Criticize the “Baby Doe” Regulations.- The Impact of the Child Abuse Amendments on Nursing Staff and Their Care of Handicapped Newborns.- Infant Care Review Committees in the Aftermath of Baby Doe.- Decision Making in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: The Impact of the 1984 Child Abuse Amendments.- Appendix: Chronology of Events Related to Passage of the 1984 Child Abuse Amendments.- Biographies.
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