Should Neonatologists Give Opinions Withdrawing Lifesustaining Treatment?

26 December 2016 J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD, a Laura Loftis, MD, a Christy L. Cummings, MD, b William Meadow, MD, PhD, cMonica Lemmon, MD, d Peter A. Ubel, MD, d Laurence McCullough, PhD, a Emily Rao, BA, e John D. Lantos, MDf An infant has a massive intracranial hemorrhage. She is neurologically abstract devastated and ventilator-dependent. The prognosis for pulmonary or neurologic recovery is bleak. The physicians and parents face a choice: withdraw the ventilator…