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Resuscitation and Life Support

Resuscitation and Life Support

Articles Focused on Resuscitation

“Communication with parents concerning withholding or withdrawing of life-sustaining interventions in neonatology,” by Janvier A et al, Semin Perinatol. 2014 Feb;38(1):38-46. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2013.07.007.

“Controversies in neonatal resuscitation,” by Chalkias A et al, J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Oct;26 Suppl 2:50-4. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2013.829685.

“The ethics and practice of neonatal resuscitation at the limits of viability: an international perspective,” by Fanaroff JM et al, Acta Paediatr. 2014 Jul;103(7):701-8. doi: 10.1111/apa.12633. Epub 2014 Apr 3.

“The ethics of neonatal resuscitation at the margins of viability: informed consent and outcomes,” by Janvier A et al, J Pediatr. 2005 Nov;147(5):579-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2005.06.002.

“Decisions Regarding Resuscitation of the Extremely Premature Infant and Models of Best Interest,” by Steven R. Leuthner, Journal of Perinatology 21:193-198, 2001.

“Ethical Issues Surrounding Resuscitation,” by Robert J. Boyle and John Kattwinkel, Clinics in Perinatology 26(3):779-792, Sept. 1999.

“Ethical Decisions in the Delivery Room,” by Jay P. Goldsmith et al, Clinics in Perinatology 23(3):529-550, Sept. 1996.

Articles Focused on Withdrawing or Withholding Support

“Too Expensive to Treat? Non-Treatment Decisions at the Margins of Viability,” by Flessas T et al, Med Law Rev. 2019 Aug 1;27(3):461-481. doi: 10.1093/medlaw/fwy035.

“End-of-life decisions as bedside rationing. An ethical analysis of life support restrictions in an Indian neonatal unit,” by Miljeteig I et al, Journal of Medical Ethics. 36(8):473-8, 2010 Aug.

“Infants of borderline viability: ethical and clinical considerations. [Review],” by Chiswick M., Seminars In Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 13(1):8-15, 2008 Feb.

“Withholding treatment, withdrawing treatment, and palliative care in the neonatal intensive care unit,” Walther FJ, Early Human Development. 81(12):965-72, 2005 Dec.

“The ethics of withholding/withdrawing nutrition in the newborn. [Review],” by Carter BS, Seminars in Perinatology. 27(6):480-7, 2003 Dec.

“Death in the Intensive Care Nursery: Physician Practice of Withdrawing and Withholding Life Support,” by Stephen N. Wall and John Colin Partridge, Pediatrics 99(1):64-70, January 1997.

“Analgesia for Dying Infants Whose Life Support is Withdrawn or Withheld,” by John Colin Partridge and Stephen N. Wall, Pediatrics 99(1):76-79, January 1997.

“Parental Discretion in Refusal of Treatment for Newborns: A Real but Limited Right,” by John J. Paris and Michael D. Schreiber, Clinics in Perinatology 23(3):573-582, September 1996.

“Foregoing Intensive Care Treatment in Newborn Infants with Extremely Poor Prognoses,” by Richard de Leeuw et al, Journal of Pediatrics 129:661-666, 1996.

“Neonatologists Judge the ‘Baby Doe’ Regulations,” by Loretta M. Kopelman et al, NEJM 318(11):677-683, March 17, 1988.

“The Baby Doe Rule,” by David K. Stevenson et al, JAMA 255(14):1909-1912, April 11, 1986.

“Guidelines for Infant Bioethics Committees,” by the Infant Bioethics Task Force and Consultants, Pediatrics 74(2):306-310, August 1984.

“Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Medicine,” by Mildred T. Stahlman, Journal of Pediatrics 94(3):516-520, March 1979.

Last Updated on 08/06/22