Critical care decisions in fetal and neonatal medicine: ethical issues


Published 15/11/2006

CCD front cover
This report discusses the ethical, legal and social issues raised and proposes guidelines on giving intensive care to babies born before 26 weeks.
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Positions held correct at November 2006

Professor Margaret Brazier OBE (Chair)

Professor of Law, The University of Manchester

Professor David Archard

Professor of Philosophy & Public Policy, Institute of Philosophy & Public Policy, Furness College, University of Lancaster

Professor Alastair Campbell

Emeritus Professor of Ethics in Medicine, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol

Professor Linda Franck

Professor and Chair of Children’s Nursing Research, Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Professions Research, Institute of Child Health, University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust

Ms Bonnie Green

Head of External Relations, BLISS – the premature baby charity, until January 2006

Professor Erica Haimes

Executive Director, Policy, Ethics & Life Sciences Research Institute Bioscience Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Monica Konrad

Rausing Fellow, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Professor Neil Marlow

Professor of Neonatal Medicine, School of Human Development, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

Professor Catherine Peckham (Deputy Chair of the Council)

Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology, Institute of Child Health, University College London

Dr Stavros Petrou

Health Economist, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), University of Oxford

Professor Charles Rodeck

Head of Department, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College London

Dr Philippa Russell CBE

Policy Adviser for Disability, National Children’s Bureau, London

Ms Anne Winyard

Partner, Leigh, Day & Company., Solicitors, London

Professor Andrew Whitelaw

Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University of Bristol Medical School, Bristol