The end at the beginning

Ochsner J. 2011 Winter;11(4):309-16.


The clinical management of infants born with disabilities and at the cusp of viability has been a focus of attention in recent years because of medical advances as well as legislative activity. This article looks at the history, in terms of law and medical tradition, of this issue as well as how healthcare providers have been and could be affected.

Keywords: Baby Doe; best interests standard; neonates; quality of life.