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Complex Cases in Neonatal Care: Severe Birth Defects Involving Multiple Organs

Author(s): Brian S. Carter

Pp: 116-122 (7)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805113010009

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In this chapter, we address the clinical and ethical issues that are operant in a case of an infant having severe birth defects that involve multiple organs. A single case is presented as a paradigm for alternative actions and the necessary points to consider in their evaluation, management and parental interactions.

Keywords: Prenatal diagnosis, Birth defects, Congenital heart disease, HLHS, Child’s best interests, NICU, Fetus, Health care resources, Twin gestation, Ethics, Quality of life.

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