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By Donna L. Dickenson

This quantity brings jointly an surprisingly large diversity of specialists from reproductive drugs, clinical ethics, and legislation to deal with the $64000 moral difficulties in maternal-fetal medication which influence at once on medical perform. The publication is split into elements by way of the levels of being pregnant, during which the authors conceal 4 major parts: the stability of energy within the doctor-patient dating and the justifiable limits of paternalism and autonomy; the effect of latest applied sciences and new ailments; incapacity and enhancement; and difference--to what volume should still the clinician appreciate the tenets of alternative faiths in a multicultural society.

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The reason, they claim, is that when the infant is born it enters into a network of social relationships with other members of the human community. They claim that having this social role is what provides the basis for moral standing. The diYculty with this view is that the fetus can occupy a social role even before birth, involving relationships with various individuals. The pregnant woman, for example, can act in ways that promote or detract from the fetus’s health. She can attend to the needs of her fetus by avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol use, eating nutritious meals and seeking treatment for medical problems of her own that can adversely aVect the fetus, such as hypertension and diabetes.

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