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Edited by Lorry R Frankel, Amnon Goldworth, Mary V Rorty, and William A Silverman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, £45.00 (approx. €65, $80) (hardback), pp 302. ISBN 0521847443
Ethical problems are common. Nowadays doctors face a dual difficulty, deciding what is best for the child while ensuring that their actions do not result in complaint, criticism, or worse. Will this book help paediatricians? The simple answer is that it might. What it does is to spell out some clinical scenarios, and then discuss the ethical aspects.
The scenarios are mostly familiar to paediatricians: severe CNS impairment following hypoxia or …