Ethics of birth at the limits of viability: The risky business of prediction

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Infants born at the limits of viability present neonatologists in particular and society in general with difficult challenges. Ethical and legal considerations establish a framework for action, although this varies between countries, departments and individuals and shows dynamic changes over time. This brief review includes a vignette telling a familiar story. In this case, the parents ask searching questions and the caring, knowledgeable neonatologist uses up-to-date information to offer empathic and thoughtful guidance - a challenge for all.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 9 Jun 2015

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© 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.


  • Ethics
  • Limits of viability
  • Neurodevelopmental outcome
  • Prediction


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