Hostname: page-component-546b4f848f-q5mmw Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2023-06-03T06:16:15.427Z Has data issue: false Feature Flags: { "useRatesEcommerce": true } hasContentIssue false

Response to “Ethics and Drug Infants” by Michelle Oberman (CQ Vol. 6, No. 2)

Points of Variance

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 January 1998

Renu Jain
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology, at Loyola University Chicago Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
David C. Thomasma
Medical Humanities Program at Loyola University Chicago Medical Center
Rasa Ragas
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Loyola Medical Centre in Maywood, Illinois


We appreciated the important commentary provided by Michelle Oberman on our paper, “Discontinuing Life Support in an Infant of a Drug-Addicted Mother: Whose Decision Is It?” (CQ Vol. 6, No. 1). For the most part we agree with Oberman's analysis of the issues, but there are seven points of variance, either of conception, emphasis, or accuracy. We wish to clarify these and welcome the chance her commentary provided to offer aspects of the social situation surrounding the case we presented.

© 1998 Cambridge University Press

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)