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DECISIONS RELATED TO THE BEGINNING AND END OF LIFE

https://doi.org/10.17749/2313-7347.2015.9.1.077-083

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Abstract

The traditions and practices of medicine provide an important reference point for medical ethics because they are based on the obligation to protect and promote the health-related interests of the patient. Medical ethics should be understood to be the disciplined study of morality in medicine and to concern the obligations of physicians and healthcare organizations to patients as well as the obligations of patients. Ethics is an essential dimension of maternal critical care. Maternal critical care is ethically more complex when the fetus as a patient. The physiacn's role is to explain to the pregnant patient before critical care is initiated its nature as a trial of management, The physician should explain both the short-term and long-term goals and the possibility that they might not be achieved. It is better for patients and their families to prevent ethical conflicts. Preventive ethics helps to build and sustain a strong physician-patient relationship.

About the Authors

F. A. Chervenak
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University (New York, USA)
United States
prof.


L. B. McCullough
Center for Medical Ethics and Heath Policy, Вауlor College of Medicine (Houston, USA)
United States
prof.


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Chervenak F.A., McCullough L.B. DECISIONS RELATED TO THE BEGINNING AND END OF LIFE. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction. 2015;9(1):77-83. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.17749/2313-7347.2015.9.1.077-083

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ISSN 2313-7347 (Print)
ISSN 2500-3194 (Online)