M R Mercurio
Affiliation: Yale University
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, extreme prematurity, comfort care only, and the principle of justiceMark R Mercurio
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520-8064, USA
Pediatrics 122:186-9. 2008
- Adolescent mothers of critically ill newborns: addressing the rights of parent and childMark R Mercurio
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Adolesc Med State Art Rev 22:240-50, ix. 2011..It is argued that the current standard in many US hospitals, and likely elsewhere, is suboptimal and inadequately addresses the rights and needs of both mother and newborn...
- The role of a pediatric ethics committee in the newborn intensive care unitM R Mercurio
Department of Pediatric, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
J Perinatol 31:1-9. 2011..Neonatologists, staff and families should be aware of this potentially valuable resource, and are encouraged to use it for situations of moral distress, conflict resolution or ethical uncertainty...
- Parental authority, patient's best interest and refusal of resuscitation at borderline gestational ageM R Mercurio
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University Interdisciplinary Bioethics Center, New Haven, CT, USA
J Perinatol 26:452-7. 2006..However, a rational analysis will also require consideration of whether the patient's best interest standard should be strictly applied, or whether the interests of others, such as family members, should also be taken into account...
- An adolescent's refusal of medical treatment: implications of the Abraham Cheerix caseMark R Mercurio
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Pediatrics 120:1357-8. 2007
- The ethics of newborn resuscitationMark R Mercurio
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Semin Perinatol 33:354-63. 2009..In addition to extreme prematurity, the considerations presented are also relevant to a wider spectrum of newborn problems, including Trisomy 13, Trisomy 18, and severe congenital anomalies...
- Adolescent's refusal of treatment: principles in conflictMark R Mercurio
Yale Pediatric Ethics Program, Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 21:3-6. 2008
- An analysis of candidate ethical justifications for allowing inexperienced physicians-in-training to perform invasive proceduresMark R Mercurio
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520 8064, USA
J Med Philos 33:44-57. 2008..The arguments and qualifications presented can be extended to clinical situations beyond the specific scenario discussed and are relevant to a wide range of medical and surgical settings...
- Attending physician work hours: ethical considerations and the last doctor standingMark R Mercurio
Department of Pediatrics, Yale Pediatric Ethics Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8064, USA
Pediatrics 124:758-62. 2009..In many hospital settings, the practice of allowing attending physicians to work with no limit on shift duration could pose an unnecessary risk to patients...
- Ethics of emerging technologies and their transition to accepted practice: intestinal transplant for short bowel syndromeC L Cummings
Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8064, USA
J Perinatol 32:752-6. 2012..The approach outlined will not only be valuable as ultra SBS outcomes data continue to change, but will also be applicable to other novel therapies as they emerge in perinatal medicine...
- Selective resuscitation in premature twins: an ethical analysisM J Bizzarro
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8064, USA
J Perinatol 29:479-82. 2009..No convincing ethical argument for denying the parents the right to decide for each individual infant is apparent...
- Who is performing medical procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit?Y F Gozzo
Division of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8064, USA
J Perinatol 31:206-11. 2011....
- Physicians' refusal to resuscitate at borderline gestational ageMark R Mercurio
Department of Pediatrics (M.R.M, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8064, USA
J Perinatol 25:685-9. 2005..Concepts such as futility and patient's best interest should play a role in the determination of the gestational age threshold, applied in light of the data's inherent weaknesses...
- Patient selection for neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: beyond severity of illnessR L Chapman
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 5426, USA
J Perinatol 29:606-11. 2009....
- Deciding for neonates: whose authority, whose interests?Rosalind Ekman Ladd
Program in Biomedical Ethics, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Semin Perinatol 27:488-94. 2003..Also, we discuss a model of shared decision-making, wherein "parental authority" may be shared between the young adolescent mother and an adult relative, such as her own mother...
- Rituals of unburdeningMark R Mercurio
Hastings Cent Rep 38:8-9. 2008
- American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements on bioethics: summaries and commentaries: part 1Mark R Mercurio
Pediatr Rev 29:e1-8. 2008
- The Conscientious Practice Policy: a futility policy for acute care hospitalsMark R Mercurio
Ethics Committee, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, USA
Conn Med 69:417-9. 2005..The policy was subsequently modified slightly and adopted by two other Connecticut acute care hospitals...