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Extreme Prematurity: Practices, Bioethics and the Law

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2007 - Spring


by Geoffrey Miller, M.D., professor of pediatrics and neurology (Cambridge University Press) This book examines issues surrounding the clinical management of extremely premature neonates in the context of modern neonatal intensive care. The text covers the epidemiology of extreme prematurity and patient care practices in different parts of the world; bioethics considerations, including ethical theories, moral principles and quality-of-life issues; national and international guidelines; and medical law in the United States and elsewhere.