Going against the grain: Liam's story

J Paediatr Child Health. 2011 Sep;47(9):656-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02162.x.


You might well say, 'Why would you want to write about your son's death?' And in response I may ask, 'Why do you want to read it?' Perhaps there are no correct answers to our questions, except to say that the only way we learn it, ethically, through the experiences of others as we witness their suffering. Although, for the most part, this journey would leave me feeling professionally abandoned, there were still times of joy, hope and love. I invite you to take this journey with me.

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Beneficence
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 18*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Obstetrics / ethics
  • Patient Advocacy / ethics*
  • Pediatrics / ethics
  • Perinatal Care / ethics*
  • Pregnancy
  • Professional-Patient Relations / ethics*
  • Stillbirth / psychology
  • Trisomy*