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Worth living or worth dying? The views of the general public about allowing disabled children to die

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Background: Decisions about withdrawal of life support for infants have given rise to legal battles between physicians and parents creating intense media attention. It is unclear how we should evaluate when life is no longer worth living for an infant. Public attitudes towards treatment withdrawal and the role of parents in situations of disagreement have not previously been assessed.

Methods: An online survey was conducted with a sample of the UK p...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/medethics-2019-105639

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University of Oxford
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Philosophy
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University of Oxford
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Philosophy
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University of Oxford
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
1
Pages:
7-15
Publication date:
2019-10-15
Acceptance date:
2019-08-15
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Source identifiers:
1049592
Language:
English
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pubs:1049592
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2019-09-05

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