Published online by Cambridge University Press: 01 November 2019
This chapter provides an ethical framework to guide decision making about fetal analysis.
The ethical principle of respect for autonomy in professional ethics in obstetrics creates the obstetrician’s prima facie ethical obligation to empower the pregnant patient to make informed and voluntary decisions about obstetric management. This ethical obligation has two components. The first is providing her with clinical information about options for fetal analysis using nomenclature that is precise.