Born to Die?: Deciding the Fate of Critically Ill Newborns

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Free Press, 1986 - Family & Relationships - 250 pages
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Argues that is is not a moral crime to let severely defective newborns die naturally and that parents, not legal authorities, should make the ultimate decision

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Born to die?: deciding the fate of critically ill newborns

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Earl E. Shelp, an ethicist teaching at the Baylor University Medical School, offers a timely, thought-provoking analysis of the question of treatment decisions for defective newborns. While retracing ... Read full review


Parents and Children
Making Treatment Decisions 207

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Earl E. Shelp is the author or editor of many books concerning medical ethics and pastoral theology. His is also the editor of the Theology and Medicine series.

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