Pediatric Ethics: Protecting the Interests of Children

Paperback | September 19, 2016

byAlan R. Fleischman

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This book examines the many ethical issues related to health and health care in children. It describes the field of Pediatric ethics, a unique and important aspect of the discipline of bioethics, the study of moral conduct in health care and the rational process for determining the best courseof action in the face of conflicting choices. The book begins with an exploration of what it means to be a child in America and the unique kinship relationships and obligations engendered by the decision of parents to have a child, and it examines ethical principles and professional obligationsrelated to the care of children. Each of the chapters in the book focuses on important ethical concerns. It begins with ethical issues in creating babies using reproductive technologies, and then continues with an analysis of the ethical issues in labor and delivery of a child. The book continues with an in depth analysis of themany hard choices faced by families and clinicians in the care of critically ill neonates, and then goes on to describe current controversies in caring for older children who are dying and their families, as well as ethical issues concerning adolescents, research ethics as it relates to children,issues concerning genetic testing, screening and biobanking, and surgical and medical enhancement of children. Each chapter has case examples to illustrate the real life concerns of patients, families and clinicians. The book is intended for students in pediatrics and ethics, as well as for practicing clinicians, and interested families.

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This book examines the many ethical issues related to health and health care in children. It describes the field of Pediatric ethics, a unique and important aspect of the discipline of bioethics, the study of moral conduct in health care and the rational process for determining the best courseof action in the face of conflicting choice...

Alan R. Fleischman, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.In the academic area, he has been a pioneer in the fields of bioethics and research ethics. This work has resulted in over one hundred sixty publications in pee...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:September 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199354472

ISBN - 13:9780199354474

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"This book is a cogent and nuanced analysis of the plethora of ethical issues in the continuum of perinatal, neonatal, pediatric and adolescent care. The cases in each chapter beautifully illustrate the complexity of ethical challenges faced by both parents and clinicians. It is a valuableresource for nurses and all members of the health care team who struggle to do the right thing under complex and challenging circumstances. Similarly, parents who are confronted with "being a good parent" under conditions of uncertainty and confusion will find wise insights into the inner workingsof medical decision making." --Cynda Hylton Rushton PhD, RN, FAAN, Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics, Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University