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    Ethics of resuscitation for extremely premature infants: a systematic review of argument-based literature.Alice Cavolo, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Gunnar Naulaers & Chris Gastmans - 2021 - Journal of Medical Ethics 47 (12):4-4.
    ObjectiveTo present (1) the ethical concepts related to the debate on resuscitation of extremely premature infants (EPIs) as they are described in the ethical literature; and (2) the ethical arguments based on these concepts.DesignWe conducted a systematic review of the ethical literature. We selected articles based on the following predefined inclusion/exclusion criteria: (1) English language articles (2) presenting fully elaborated ethical arguments (3) on resuscitation (4) of EPIs, that is, infants born before 28 weeks of gestation.AnalysisAfter repeated reading of articles, (...)
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    ‘Yes we hear you. Do you hear us?’. A sociopolitical approach to video-based telepsychiatric consultations.Tijs Vandemeulebroucke, Alice Cavolo & Chris Gastmans - 2022 - Journal of Medical Ethics 48 (1):34-35.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and still has, the risk to have an enormous impact on how people socially interact with each other due to possible lockdowns, quarantine and isolation measures to reduce infection rates. Consequently, these measures hold great implications for those medical disciplines that inherently rely on social interaction, such as psychiatry. In their article, ‘Can you hear me?’— Communication, Relationship and Ethics in Video-based Telepsychiatric Consultations’, Frittgen and Haltaufderheide1 show that videoconferencing holds potential to ensure that this (...)
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    Neonatologists’ decision-making for resuscitation and non-resuscitation of extremely preterm infants: ethical principles, challenges, and strategies—a qualitative study.Chris Gastmans, Gunnar Naulaers, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé & Alice Cavolo - 2021 - BMC Medical Ethics 22 (1):1-15.
    BackgroundDeciding whether to resuscitate extremely preterm infants is clinically and ethically problematic. The aim of the study was to understand neonatologists’ clinical–ethical decision-making for resuscitation of EPIs.MethodsWe conducted a qualitative study in Belgium, following a constructivist account of the Grounded Theory. We conducted 20 in-depth, face-to-face, semi-structured interviews with neonatologists. Data analysis followed the qualitative analysis guide of Leuven.ResultsThe main principles guiding participants’ decision-making were EPIs’ best interest and respect for parents’ autonomy. Participants agreed that justice as resource allocation should (...)
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    Embrace the Gray: How Tackling the Clinical Complexities of the Gray Zone Will Improve Decision-making.Alice Cavolo - 2022 - American Journal of Bioethics 22 (11):40-43.
    In their article “Postponed withholding: Balanced decision-making at the margins of viability,” Syltern et al. (2022) present an interesting solution to an important and still unsolved issue in neo...
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