Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

by Donna L. Dickenson

This book addresses the ethical problems in maternal-fetal medicine which impact directly on clinical practice.See more details below


This book addresses the ethical problems in maternal-fetal medicine which impact directly on clinical practice.

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Cambridge University Press
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5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1Introduction: recent debates in maternal-fetal medicine - what are the ethical questions?1
2Overview: a framework for reproductive ethics17
IGeneric Issues in Pregnancy37
3Multicultural issues in maternal-fetal medicine39
4HIV in pregnancy: ethical issues in screening and therapeutic research61
5Genetic screening: should parents seek to perfect their children genetically?87
6Is there a duty not to reproduce?101
7Between fathers and fetuses: the social construction of male reproduction and the politics of fetal harm113
8Restricting the freedom of pregnant women131
IIInception of Pregnancy: New Reproductive Technologies147
9Ethical issues in embryo interventions and cloning149
10A case-study in IVF: paternalism and autonomy in a 'high-risk' pregnancy161
11The ethics of secrecy in donor insemination167
IIIFirst and Second Trimester181
12Ethical and social aspects of evaluating fetal screening183
13Prenatal counselling and images of disability195
14Models of motherhood in the abortion debate: self-sacrifice versus self-defence213
15Who owns embryonic and fetal tissue?233
16The fewer the better? Ethical issues in multiple gestation247
IVThird Trimester261
17Caesarean section: who chooses - the woman or her doctor?263
18Judgements of non-compliance in pregnancy285
VNeonatal Life303
19Do new reproductive technologies benefit or harm children?305
20Are there lives not worth living? When is it morally wrong to reproduce?321
21Ethical issues in withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from handicapped neonates335

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