Caring for Newborns: In Israel, Families Look to Two Messengers of God
Author(s)Eidelman, Arthur I.
Allowing to Die
Physician Patient Relationship
Selection for Treatment
Sanctity of Life
Value of Life
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AbstractIn the first of a set of three articles on care of impaired newborns in different countries, an Israeli neonatologist describes the interplay of religious and secular forces in a nation where the decision maker is the autonomous, paternalistic physician operating within an essentially open-ended social welfare system. However, once treatment is initiated, discontinuing it is precluded by a "sanctity of life" religious ethic reinforced by memories of the Holocaust's "selections" for extermination and by a public policy of increasing the Jewish population despite the existence of liberalized abortion. (KIE abstract)
Hastings Center Report. 1986 Aug; 16(4): 18-19.