Since its inceptions, the standard of best interest of the child was linked to decisions about suspend life-sustaining treatments in neonatal units and evaluation of treatments applied to children in terms of their quality of life. This origin has conditioned the interpretation of the standard from two extremes: a vitalistic one, and a non vitalistic interpretation that triumphed in Western bioethics and has led to the consecration of the standard of best interest of the child in the Convention on the Rights of the Child of United Nations. A detailed analysis reveals a simplistic, utilitarian and proportionalist standard, which change the basis of parenthood. We therefore believe that the standard of the best interest of the child is not the best for the child in neonatal intensive care units and especially not in the process of withhold or withdrawal life-sustaining treatments

Di Pietro, M. L., González Melado, F. J., The Best Interest of the Child in Neonatology: Is It Best for the Child?, <<CUADERNOS DE BIOÉTICA>>, 2015; 26 (87): 201-222 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/71195]

The Best Interest of the Child in Neonatology: Is It Best for the Child?

Di Pietro, Maria Luisa;
2015

Abstract

Since its inceptions, the standard of best interest of the child was linked to decisions about suspend life-sustaining treatments in neonatal units and evaluation of treatments applied to children in terms of their quality of life. This origin has conditioned the interpretation of the standard from two extremes: a vitalistic one, and a non vitalistic interpretation that triumphed in Western bioethics and has led to the consecration of the standard of best interest of the child in the Convention on the Rights of the Child of United Nations. A detailed analysis reveals a simplistic, utilitarian and proportionalist standard, which change the basis of parenthood. We therefore believe that the standard of the best interest of the child is not the best for the child in neonatal intensive care units and especially not in the process of withhold or withdrawal life-sustaining treatments
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Di Pietro, M. L., González Melado, F. J., The Best Interest of the Child in Neonatology: Is It Best for the Child?, <<CUADERNOS DE BIOÉTICA>>, 2015; 26 (87): 201-222 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/71195]
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