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Ethics and the Law: Applications in the NICU

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Adam DeTora MD, MBe

Asst Clinical Professor

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In this video, Dr. Adam DeTora outlines how ethics and the law apply to situations in the NICU. He explains how statutory laws differ from case laws, and presents case studies to show how both kinds of laws influence medical decisions. He also breaks down the role of the parent or caregiver, and what happens in cases where medical decisions are not clear-cut.

Initial publication: September 13, 2019.


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Topics: Emergency Medicine Ethics Neonatology Critical Care