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Neonatal deaths: prospective exploration of the causes and process of end-of-life decisions
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    Re:End of Life Decisions - Do we make them wisely?

    Reply to End of Life Decisions - Do we make them wisely?: End of life decisions: How do we improve process? We thank Dr Cohn for his response to our paper and for voicing the issues it raised for him. Certainly one of the objectives of the study was to explore whether there were differences in approach to similar medical disorders in NICUs across Canada. We hoped that our finding of differences in what appear to be medical...

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    End of Life Decisions - Do we make them wisely?

    Hellman, Knigthon et Al and Carter in the accompanying editorial raise many issues dealing with the end of life care of sick newborn babies. Although consensus within multidisciplinary teams in each centre is recorded as being achieved relatively easily, the wide variation between centres in how each deals with the issue of withholding life saving treatments, particularly where there are 'quality of life issues' und...

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