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Decision making & very preterm babies

Nowhere in medicine is the impact of scientific advance more immediately related to individual ethical behaviour than in the care of women delivering very premature babies.

Premature Baby in Incubator

Within Europe, each society develops its own approach to care and guidelines for doctors vary widely, for example, in Italy babies born prematurely tend to be resuscitated regardless of gestational age, whereas in the Netherlands parents are generally offered palliative care for babies born before 25 weeks.

This October, in association with the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI), and supported by the Lancet, ECCF has brought together a pan-European group of experts from the fields of medicine, law, philosophy and economics to debate these critical issues and find new answers.


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