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Ethics Consult Report: Withdrawal of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Ethics Consult Report: Withdrawal of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

By | Ethics Consult Reports, Peer-Reviewed Articles

A medical team considers withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration supporting a 6-month-old girl with complex cardiac disease, devastating neurological injury, and ongoing, unmanageable pain. Diffuse neurological injury and severe ischemia in all four limbs offers a bleak prognosis. Drawing on the bioethics literature on the subject, the following case presentation and analysis illustrates how a medical team and family can approach such a situation.

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Education in Ethics: Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center Certificate Program in Pediatric Bioethics

By | Ethics Education

The ethical issues in pediatrics can vary considerably from those in adult medicine. Thus, ethics education generalized for adult care is not necessarily relevant to the specific issues that arise in pediatric settings. The Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center’s Certificate Program in Pediatric Bioethics is the only program in the world that focuses exclusively on pediatrics.

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