The rapid development of new technology used in obstetrics and neonatology has been accompanied by new moral problems presented by the choices this technology generates. Ethics and Perinatology is a timely examination of the moral problems caused by clinical and research practices in perinatology. 14 major issues are each addressed by a leading clinician whose writing is then critically reviewed by a medical ethicist, a legal theorist, or an economist. Thus each chapter embodies the independent perspectives of international experts from different disciplines. This book offers a new approach to the presentation of ideas in medical ethics concerning obstetrics and perinatology that will benefit all physicians, nurses, philosophers, and medical ethicists, as well as the interested lay reader.
`The complicated ethics of neonatal care, to my knowledge, have rarely been fully examined in one volume. The excellent collection of essays in Ethics and Perinatology makes hard but rewarding reading. I began reading this book hoping that it would be a resource to any of us who work either teaching ethics or in a neonatal unit where difficult decisions have to be faced and made. For both of these settings it is invaluable.'
Ian Ainsworth-Smith, British Medical Journal, Volume 310, June 1995
`important new book ... so free of technical jargon that it could also be used as a text for undergraduate students or even lay audiences ... This will prove a useful text particularly for those with the responsibility of introducing health care professional students, particularly residents, fellows, and advanced-practice nurses, to the complex ethical issues they will confront in providing perinatal care.'
Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal
`a valuable discourse on the principles and practices that may influence our decision making processes ... for those who are faced with ethical problems in perinatal practice, the time taken to read this volume should prove worthwhile'
Margaret B. McNay, British Journal of Obstetrics, October 1995, Vol. 102
`The excellent collection of essays in Ethics and Perinatology makes hard but rewarding reading. I began reading this book hoping that it would be a resource to any of us who work either teaching ethics or in a neonatal unit where difficult decisions have to be faced and made. For both of these settings it is invaluable.'
Ian Ainsworth-Smith, British Medical Journal, June 1995
`This is an immensely satisfying book which meets a pressing need for balanced, in-depth discussion of the many difficult issues confronting those whose work is involved with the unborn, the new-born and their families...It does not come up with simple ansers but it does look deeply at the problems as well as the progress, and helps us all to work through our own position on difficult questions...the whole book is immensely valuable to all with an interest
in ethics and technology at the edges of life.'
Dorothy A Whyte Ethics & Medicine 1998 14.2
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Number Of Pages: 506
Published: 24th November 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.2
Weight (kg): 0.89