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Gavels in the nursery: an Appellate Court shuts out parents and physicians from care decisions. Ann Health Law 2007;16(2):263-90, table of content



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2-s2.0-38449116726   3 Citations


This article explores a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision in a medical malpractice case and its ramifications regarding Wisconsin's informed consent statute. The authors compare and contrast this decision with previous Wisconsin Supreme Court cases and consider the relevance of applicable federal law. The article presents a thoughtful analysis of how the Wisconsin Court of Appeals should have approached the issue, as well as how it created potential conflicts regarding the ethical duties of healthcare providers treating children.

Author List

Lang KR, Leuthner S, Derse AR


Arthur R. Derse MD, JD Director, Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Steven R. Leuthner MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Decision Making
Informed Consent
Nurseries, Hospital
Resuscitation Orders