Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making PDF ePub eBook

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Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making free pdf Decisions to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment are contentious, and offer difficult moral dilemmas to both medical practitioners and the judiciary. This issue is exacerbated when the patient is unable to exercise autonomy and is entirely dependent on the will of others. This book focuses on the legal and ethical complexities surrounding end of life decisions for critically impaired and extremely premature infants. Neera Bhatia explores 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. The book will be of great interest and use to scholars and students of bioethics, medical law, and medical practitioners.

About Neera Bhatia

Neera Bhatia is a Lecturer at the Deakin University School of Law, Australia

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Author : Neera Bhatia
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 09 June 2015
ISBN : 1138828483
EAN : 9781138828483
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 246 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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