Mixed motives, mixed outcomes when accused parents won’t agree to withdraw care

@article{Appel2009MixedMM,
  title={Mixed motives, mixed outcomes when accused parents won’t agree to withdraw care},
  author={J. Appel},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  year={2009},
  volume={35},
  pages={635 - 637}
}
  • J. Appel
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
One of the basic tenets of paediatric ethics is that competent parents may render healthcare decisions for children who are too young or too incapacitated to make meaningful medical choices for themselves. In the USA, many jurisdictions have expanded this principle to include the right to terminate a child's life support, including nutrition and hydration, when that child enters a persistent vegetative state. However, this approach to the withdrawal of care in the paediatric setting has been… Expand
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