Princeton University Library Catalog

The Lazarus case : life-and-death issues in neonatal intensive care / John D. Lantos.

Author:
Lantos, John D. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2001.
Description:
xvi, 183 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Medicine & culture. [More in this series]
Summary note:
  • "In this new book, John Lantos weaves a compelling story that captures the dilemmas of modern medical practice. The Lazarus Case: Life-and-Death Issues in Neonatal Intensive Care begins with a fictional malpractice case - an amalgam of typical cases in which Lantos appeared as an expert witness - and uses it as the framework for addressing the ethical issues surrounding neonatal intensive care.
  • Lantos draws on his experience in neonatal medicine, pediatrics, and medical ethics to explore multiple ethical dilemmas through one poignant representative situation."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-178) and index.
Contents:
1. Somebody Will Pay -- 2. Passing Out in the NICU -- 3. Learning about Death and Dying -- 4. Standards of Care -- 5. Prognostication and Futility -- 6. Consent, Communication, Shared Decision Making -- 7. Getting Paid -- 8. Home Births -- 9. Mistakes in Context -- 10. Closing Argument.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0801867622 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2001001327
OCLC:
46402323
RCP:
C - S