PMID- 27214186
DCOM- 20170515
LR  - 20170515
IS  - 1873-233X (Electronic)
IS  - 0029-7844 (Linking)
VI  - 127
IP  - 6
DP  - 2016 Jun
TI  - Committee Opinion No. 664 Summary: Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment
      During Pregnancy.
PG  - 1189-90
LID - 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001479 [doi]
AB  - One of the most challenging scenarios in obstetric care occurs when a pregnant
      patient refuses recommended medical treatment that aims to support her
      well-being, her fetus's well-being, or both. In such circumstances, the
      obstetrician-gynecologist's ethical obligation to safeguard the pregnant woman's 
      autonomy may conflict with the ethical desire to optimize the health of the
      fetus. Forced compliance-the alternative to respecting a patient's refusal of
      treatment-raises profoundly important issues about patient rights, respect for
      autonomy, violations of bodily integrity, power differentials, and gender
      equality. The purpose of this document is to provide obstetrician-gynecologists
      with an ethical approach to addressing a pregnant woman's decision to refuse
      recommended medical treatment that recognizes the centrality of the pregnant
      woman's decisional authority and the interconnection between the pregnant woman
      and the fetus.
LA  - eng
PT  - Consensus Development Conference
PT  - Journal Article
PL  - United States
TA  - Obstet Gynecol
JT  - Obstetrics and gynecology
JID - 0401101
SB  - IM
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Obstetrics/standards
MH  - Pregnancy
MH  - Pregnancy Complications/*therapy
MH  - *Treatment Refusal
EDAT- 2016/05/24 06:00
MHDA- 2017/05/16 06:00
CRDT- 2016/05/24 06:00
PHST- 2016/05/24 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2016/05/24 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2017/05/16 06:00 [medline]
AID - 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001479 [doi]
AID - 00006250-201606000-00039 [pii]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun;127(6):1189-90. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001479.