Neonatology. 2015;107(4):317-20. doi: 10.1159/000381115. Epub 2015 Jun 5.
Ethics of birth at the limits of viability: the risky business of prediction.
1Department of Neonatology, Ziv Medical Center, Bar-Ilan University, Tsfat, Israel.
Infants born at the limits of viability present neonatologists in particular and society in general with difficult challenges. Ethical and legal considerations establish a framework for action, although this varies between countries, departments and individuals and shows dynamic changes over time. This brief review includes a vignette telling a familiar story. In this case, the parents ask searching questions and the caring, knowledgeable neonatologist uses up-to-date information to offer empathic and thoughtful guidance – a challenge for all. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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