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Revista chilena de pediatría

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VALENZUELA F, PABLO. Bioethical Problems related to Anencephaly. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2008, vol.79, n.3, pp.303-310. ISSN 0370-4106.

Anencephaly occurs every 4/1 000 newborns, it is incompatible with extrauterine life and can be dangerous for mother's life. In our society, we do not talk about the ethical question set by anencephaly, whom have not the total attributes of human being, not even the likelihood of thinking and autonomy. Parents and family pain is examinated critically at the time of decisions, something that among us is not regulated. The debate centers on the point of humanity related to anencephalic babies and the right to medical care. On the other hand, some suggestions to deal with this problem are given

Palabras clave : Anencephaly; person; pain.

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