By Robert F. Weir (auth.), Arthur L. Caplan, Robert H. Blank, Janna C. Merrick (eds.)
In April 1982, an toddler boy used to be born in Bloomington, Indiana, with Down syndrome and a faulty, yet surgically correctable, esophagus. His mom and dad refused to consent to surgical procedure or intravenous feeding. The clinic unsuccessfully sought a court docket order to strength remedy, and appeals to raised courts additionally failed. the kid, pointed out as child Doe by means of the scoop media, to that end died. The occasions in Bloomington grew to become the catalyst for motion by means of the Reagan management, the courts, and Congress that culminated in a federal coverage that makes failure to regard newborns with disabilities a kind of kid overlook. This e-book facilities at the public coverage elements of withholding remedy from significantly sick newborns who're disabled. in particular, it bargains with why the coverage used to be enacted and what impression it has had on healthiness care staff, households, and babies. a few of the individuals to this e-book spearheaded the early debate on withholding therapy. Anthony Shaw's manhattan instances journal article in 1972 used to be the 1st to handle those matters within the renowned press. the subsequent yr, he released a similar article within the New England magazine of drugs. additionally showing during this comparable factor of NEJM, was once the pathbreaking research, coauthored through A. G. M. Campbell, on withholding therapy within the certain care nursery at Yale-New Haven sanatorium. every one of those articles promoted a lot public discussion.
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This statement, in contrast to the description of the three exceptional situations, has received relatively little attention in the literature on the 24 Weir regulations or in the more general literature on the issue of technological feeding. , 1988) asked the physicians what they understood this portion of the regulations to mean. Likewise, the policy statements on technological feeding by medical and health-care organizations focus on adult cases, and do not even raise, with the exception of the statement of the American Nurses' Association (1988), the issue of technologically supplied nutrition and hydration for infants.
All three Conflict, Compromise, and Symbolism 39 branches of the federal government participated, including officials of the Reagan administration, members of Congress, and the courts. 3. Adoption. Policy adoption typically takes the form of legislative enactment or presidential directive, with the possibility of court interpretation. The final product in the Baby Doe debate was legislation making failure to treat newborns with disabilities a form of child abuse, and requiring states receiving federal funds for child abuse programs to establish programs and procedures to respond to reports of medical neglect.
In the case of Baby Doe policy, interest groups representing the prolife movement, disability rights organizations, and the medical profession were actively involved. All three Conflict, Compromise, and Symbolism 39 branches of the federal government participated, including officials of the Reagan administration, members of Congress, and the courts. 3. Adoption. Policy adoption typically takes the form of legislative enactment or presidential directive, with the possibility of court interpretation.
Compelled Compassion: Government Intervention in the Treatment of Critically Ill Newborns by Robert F. Weir (auth.), Arthur L. Caplan, Robert H. Blank, Janna C. Merrick (eds.)