Presentation Information

Dominic Wilkinson

Ethical Issues in Neonatal End of Life Care

  • Speaker: Dominic Wilkinson , Professor, MBBS, DPhil, FRCPCH
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME

Neonatal intensive care frequently gives rise to challenging ethical questions, particularly when there are decisions to be made about starting or stopping potentially life-sustaining medical treatment. In this talk, I will cover three common and important questions relating to neonatal end of life care. When is it ethical to allow a newborn infant to die? How should decisions be reached about providing or discontinuing life-sustaining treatment? What decisions or actions are ethical (and unethical) as part of the end of life care of a newborn infant?