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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Power plays

Power plays

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(p.62) 16 Power plays
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Where's the Evidence?
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William A. Silverman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0016

This chapter presents a 1991 commentary about the power shift in decision-making for seriously compromised infants. It argues that the shift in power from decision by parents and trusted advisers to decision based on government decree about what constitutes medical neglect should alarm parents and doctors in all countries.

Keywords:   infant care, neonatal care, child abuse, medical practice

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