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The Lazarus case : life-and-death issues in neonatal intensive care

Author: John D Lantos
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, John Lantos weaves a story that captures the dilemmas of modern medical practice. He draws on his experience in neonatal medicine, paediatrics and medical ethics to explore ethical dilemmas through one poignant representative situation.
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Lantos
ISBN: 9780801887703 0801887704
OCLC Number: 153582725
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: pages
Contents: Somebody will pay --
Passing out in the NICU --
Learning about death and dying --
Standards of care --
Prognostication and futility --
Consent, communication, shared decision making --
Getting paid --
Home births --
Mistakes in context --
Closing argument.
Responsibility: John D. Lantos.

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