Maternal-fetal conflicts. Ethical and legal implications for nurse-midwives.

@article{King1991MaternalfetalCE,
  title={Maternal-fetal conflicts. Ethical and legal implications for nurse-midwives.},
  author={Nicole M. King},
  journal={Journal of nurse-midwifery},
  year={1991},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          361-5
        }
}
The problem of maternal-fetal conflict presents both ethical and legal challenges to birth attendants as well as to policymakers. This essay suggests that a crisis intervention approach to such conflicts fosters an adversarial view of the relationship between the pregnant woman and her fetus, which can be divisive and counterproductive. A better approach to… CONTINUE READING