Deciding Who Lives: Fateful Choices in the Intensive-Care Nursery

Deciding Who Lives: Fateful Choices in the Intensive-Care Nursery

by Renee R. Anspach
ISBN-10:
0520212134
ISBN-13:
9780520212138
Pub. Date:
12/05/1997
Publisher:
University of California Press

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Deciding Who Lives: Fateful Choices in the Intensive-Care Nursery


In this powerful and probing look at the reality of everyday choices in neonatal intensive care units, Renée Anspach explores the life-and-death dilemmas that have fueled national debate. Using case studies taken during sixteen months of extensive interviewing and observation, Anspach examines the roles of parents, doctors, nurses, and bioethicists in deciding whether critically ill newborns-be they premature, terminally ill, or severely malformed-should be saved by medical technology, or at least kept alive a little longer.

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ISBN-13: 9780520212138
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/05/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 303
Sales rank: 427,859
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Renée R. Anspach is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan.

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