DYSTHANASIA AND NEWBORNS WITH SEVERE MALFORMATIONS
APA 6th Edition
Frković, A. (2004). DYSTHANASIA AND NEWBORNS WITH SEVERE MALFORMATIONS. Gynaecologia et perinatologia, 13 (4), 165-165. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/15600
MLA 8th Edition
Frković, Aleksandra. "DYSTHANASIA AND NEWBORNS WITH SEVERE MALFORMATIONS." Gynaecologia et perinatologia, vol. 13, no. 4, 2004, pp. 165-165. https://hrcak.srce.hr/15600. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.
Chicago 17th Edition
Frković, Aleksandra. "DYSTHANASIA AND NEWBORNS WITH SEVERE MALFORMATIONS." Gynaecologia et perinatologia 13, no. 4 (2004): 165-165. https://hrcak.srce.hr/15600
Frković, A. (2004). 'DYSTHANASIA AND NEWBORNS WITH SEVERE MALFORMATIONS', Gynaecologia et perinatologia, 13(4), pp. 165-165. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/15600 (Accessed 30 September 2022)
Frković A. DYSTHANASIA AND NEWBORNS WITH SEVERE MALFORMATIONS. Gynaecologia et perinatologia [Internet]. 2004 [cited 2022 September 30];13(4):165-165. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/15600
A. Frković, "DYSTHANASIA AND NEWBORNS WITH SEVERE MALFORMATIONS", Gynaecologia et perinatologia, vol.13, no. 4, pp. 165-165, 2004. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/15600. [Accessed: 30 September 2022]
The introduction of new bioethical terms such as orthothanasia, misthanasia and dysthanasia testify to the dynamic development of bioethics. The term dysthanasia means excessive prolongation of the patient’s agony, suffering and death. Life can be prolonged by the administration of different drugs and application of sophisticated technology, when there is no hope for healing. Such a useless treatment brings no or less benefit to the patient and increases the suffering not only of the patient, but of his family as well. Sometimes it is very difficult to make a prognosis for the newborn’s life, in spite of the assessment of his present state and damage by a very sophisticated machines. If the therapy is not effective, the paliative care is necessary, as in any other age. According to some FIGO directions newborns with severe malformations have the right to die with dignity without any useless medical intervention, when the physicians and the parents consider it in their best interest. The Declaration of Barcelona on the Rights of Mother and Newborn states that if the fetus is born with anomalies which are incompatible with life »futile therapeutic measures should not be applied to the newly born«. The wish to make any newborn survive has become the topic of numerous bioethical discussions. These discussions can help the physicians to decide whether a medical treatment is useful or it is dysthanasia.
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