1. Perlman, Marc MD

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I am a neonatologist in Maine, and also a graduate student working toward an MS in Bioethics. I've been wanting to prepare a thought- and discussion-provoking activity involving Ethics for my colleagues.


Sylvia Woods' article in the (MCN, 28 [5], September/October 2003) about the ethics of electronic fetal monitoring provides an ideal jumping off point for ethical review of a very common (too common, in my eyes) intervention. I plan to combine some very basic introductory material into ethical thinking and evaluation with a request for reading Dr. Woods' article, and then offering feedback on some specific issues and just some general impressions. I'd be glad to forward any responses to you.


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MCN's Editorial Board bids a fond farewell to one of its outstanding members, because this issue is her last. Dr. Susan Bakewell-Sachs, who contributes so expertly to the Toward Evidence-Based Practice column, is moving on to become an editor of The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, known to many of us as "the pink journal." Its gain is our loss, and we wish Dr. Bakewell-Sachs well!!