This article places focus on three main subjects that are all related to the ethical aspects of care of newborns undergoing major surgical interventions. The first concerns the communication between the surgeon, as a representative of the treatment team, and the parents. The second is the way to handle new developments in neonatal surgery. The third issue covers several aspects of the ethical decision-making process with regard to forgoing life support in surgical neonates. These issues will be discussed on the basis of two clinical case reports.

Congenital anomalies, Ethical committee, Ethics, Innovation, Life support, Pediatric surgeon
dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2014.09.013, hdl.handle.net/1765/82168
Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
Department of Pediatric Surgery

Hazebroek, F.W.J, Tibboel, D, & Wijnen, R.M.H. (2014). Ethical aspects of care in the newborn surgical patient. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, 23(5), 309–313. doi:10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2014.09.013