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In this powerful and probing look at the reality of everyday choices in neonatal intensive care units, Renee Anspach explores the life-and-death dilemmas that have fueled national debate. Using case studies taken during sixteen months of extensive interviewing and observation, Anspach examines the roles of parents, doctors, nurses, and bioethicists in deciding whether critically ill newborns--be they premature, terminally ill, or severely malformed--should be saved by medical technology, or at least kept alive a little longer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520212138
ISBN-10: 0520212134
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 303
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Renee R. Anspach

Renee R. Anspach is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan.