IL NEONATO E LA GASTROENTEROLOGIA
Neonatal resuscitation. Ethical thoughs
Nicola Laforgia1, Giuseppe Latorre2
1Neonatologia e TIN - DIM Università degli Studi di Bari 2Neonatologia E.E. Miulli Acquaviva delle Fonti (Bari)
Resusucitate a newborn, in delivery room or in NICU, raises several ethical considerations. Medical personnel are trained only to save lives, but they face situations in which a possible futile and painful treatment is given to human being not able to express their will, as the law requires. Parent’s informed consent must always be obtained, but the communication process is a significant issue.