For most families, pregnancy and the birth of a child is an exciting and joyous time of hope and celebration. But sometimes, difficult and challenging ethical issues can emerge regarding the application of medical technology, the role of parental decision-making — and the impact of these decisions on tiny and vulnerable human beings.
Topics and Speakers
Whatever Happened to Baby Doe? The Transformation from Under-treatment to Over-treatment
Norman Fost, MD, MPH, University of Wisconsin
Neonatal Resuscitation: What Makes the Gray Zone Gray?
John Lantos, MD, Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City
When the Beginning is the End: Ethical and Practical Issues in Neonatal End-of-Life Care
Marcia Levetown, MD, University of Texas
Better Early than Never? Ethical Dilemmas in Preterm Birth and Survival in Resource-Poor Settings
Maneesh Batra, MD, and Maureen Kelley, PhD, University of Washington
Whose Best Interest: Resuscitation Decisions for Premature Infants