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Hopkins Children’S Study: Parents of Dying Newborns Need Clearer Explanation of Options - 09/15/2008

Hopkins Children’S Study: Parents of Dying Newborns Need Clearer Explanation of Options

Misunderstanding is rife
Release Date: September 15, 2008

arent-doctor discussions about whether to maintain or withdraw life support from terminally ill or severely premature newborns are so plagued by miscommunication and misunderstanding that they might as well be in different languages, according to a small but potentially instructive new study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center reported in the September issue of Pediatrics. 

For more information; http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/newsDetail.aspx?id=5322

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