End of Life, at Birth

The following article appeared in the opinion section of Sunday’s New York Times, highlighting the often difficult treatment delivered to premature infants in this country.  I’ve previously reported on end of life issues in the elderly with regard to hospice, but Dr April Dworetz raises the all too important issue of what should be done when babies are born just on the cusp of viability.  I encourage you all to read it.  For the women out their of childbearing age, Dr Dworetz would highly recommend you have a conversation with your obstetrician or midwife about your values with regard to life, death, and disability.

End of Life, at Birth

 

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the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night
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