TableĀ 4

Opinion of the 560 interviewed paediatricians regarding reasons for not allowing parents to participate in neonatal resuscitation decision-making in the delivery room regardless of gestational age

Parents may not understand the possible options and consequences38468
Parents may regret and feel guilty about their decisions25946
Parents are not in an emotional condition to make those decisions22640
Parents can change their opinions later and prosecute physicians21238
Physicians are responsible for such decisions14125
Parents should be spared the burden of this decision13223
Discussions about limiting treatment can jeopardise the confidence of the parents in the medical team12622
Parents involved in these decisions can interfere with staff decisions10919