Bioethics Grand Rounds-Deborah Berman, MD

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Wed, January 24, 2018, 12:00pm
University Hospital Ford Auditorium

Fetal Therapy: Just Because We can, Should We?

In utero fetal treatment is a complex undertaking that involves Maternal Fetal Medicine as well as a multidisciplinary team that focuses on prenatal diagnosis of specific pregnancy related complications and subsequent fetal therapy with the aim to improve fetal and neonatal outcomes. Several issues, including ethical and legal considerations, are particular to fetal medicine. This talk aims to highlight specific fetal complications in which fetal interventions are an option. In addition, the complex nature of the consultations, interventions, and implications for the patient, family, fetus in the present and future will be discussed.