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A Dutch report on the ethics of neonatal care.
  1. Z Versluys,
  2. R de Leeuw
  1. Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Utrecht, Holland.


    The Dutch Paediatric Association reports consensus among its members regarding the necessity to take the future quality of life into account when reaching decisions regarding the continuation or dis-continuation of life-prolonging treatment. The paramount importance of the discussion with the parents is stressed. Dissension exists regarding active euthanasia in the newborn, both opinions being respected. If dissension exists within the profession parents should be informed and if necessary referred to a doctor who shares their moral views.

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