Ethical issues in the pediatric intensive care unit

J. Frader*, A. Thompson

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Advanced technology and better scientific understanding of mechanisms of disease now permit intensive care personnel to extend life beyond what some patients and families consider reasonable, leading, in part, to the 'patients' rights' movement and the articulation of legal and moral guidelines for forgoing life support. In the case of pediatrics, commentaries on a few of the topics that have arisen most frequently or have provided the greatest challenge in the authors' experience are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1405-1421
Number of pages17
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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