Chapter 14: Ethical Dilemmas When the Patient is and Infant: Uncertainly and Futility

Brian S. Carter begins with a complex case involving a newborn infant. The author is sensitive to the contrasting perspectives of health care providers and parents, describing the latter as individuals who “may acknowledge limits, but nonetheless want to live out their parental roles and responsibilities in what is most certainly a different sense of ‘normal’—but nonetheless allows them to fulfill their role as ‘bearers of hope.’” Drawing on work from researchers in adult situations, his comments on the differences between “hoping for something” and “living in hope” are striking and pose important opportunities for clinical and ethical reflection.

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