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Title Bioethical controversies in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery / Constantine Mavroudis, J. Thomas Cook, Constantine D. Mavroudis, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2020.
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 CAHS Medical Library  WG 21 BIO 2020    AVAILABLE


Phys. Description x, 279 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents Preface -- Introduction to Biomedical Ethics -- Autonomy and the Principles of Medical Practice -- Informed Consent -- Conflict of Interest -- Ethics of Surgical Innovation for Congenital Heart Diseases -- Ethical Considerations in Patients with Extracardiac or Genetic Anomalies -- Medical Futility:When Further Therapy is Hopeless -- Ethical Issues Surrounding the use of Post Cardiotomy ECMO -- Rare Diagnoses and Allocation of Precious Resources -- Abortion Rights -- Fetal Cardiac Interventions -- Ethical Considerations in the Transcatheter Management of Congenital Heart Disease -- Informed Consent in Fetal Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome -- Role of Ethics Consultation in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease -- Ethics, Justice, and the Province of American Medicine: A Discussion of the Politicalization of the Duty to Care for Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients who are in the Country Illegally -- The unintended consequences of public reporting -- Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Heart Transplantation -- Between Death and Donation: Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Heart Transplantation -- Active and Passive Euthanasia (killing and letting die) in the Context of Severe Congenital Heart Disease -- Ethical and Legal Controversies Concerning Consolidation of Congenital Heart Programs in The United States of America.
Summary This title reviews the bioethical issues in congenital heart disease and other difficult pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgical situations. It provides considered opinions and recommendations as to the preferred actions to take in these cases, stressing the importance of making informed decisions that are bioethically sound and doing so using considered reasoning of all the related sensitive issues. Bioethical Controversies in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery provides detailed recommendations on potential solutions to make bioethical decisions in difficult clinical scenarios. There is particular emphasis on controversies involving surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, futility, informed consent, autonomy, genomics, and beneficence. It is intended for use by a wide range of practitioners, including congenital heart surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric intensivists, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and clinical ethicists.
Subject Medical ethics.
Alt Author Mavroudis, Constantine, editor.
Cook, J. Thomas, editor.
Mavroudis, Constantine D., editor.
ISBN 9783030356590
3030356590 (hbk.)
Isbn/Issn 10.1007/978-3-030-35660-6
Marc R724