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Ethical language and decision-making for prenatally diagnosed lethal malformations

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In clinical practice, and in the medical literature, severe congenital malformations such as trisomy 18, anencephaly, and renal agenesis are frequently referred to as ‘lethal’ or as ‘incompatible with life’. However, there is no agreement about a definition of lethal malformations, nor which conditions should be included in this category. Review of outcomes for malformations commonly designated ‘lethal’ reveals that prolonged survival is possible, even if rare. This article analyses the conce...

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10.1016/j.siny.2014.08.007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Institution:
University of Melbourne
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Department:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Institution:
University of Adelaide
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Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Wilkinson, D
Grant:
086041/Z/08/Z
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
5
Pages:
306-311
Publication date:
2014-10-01
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ISSN:
1744-165X
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English
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2015-03-19

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