Thursday, May 14, 2009

Health Care Ethics and Alcohol Advice

The Journal of Medical Ethics recently published an article entitled “You can’t handle the truth”; medical paternalism and prenatal alcohol use.” The article explores what advice health care professionals should communicate to pregnant women about alcohol consumption. Author Collin Gavaghan proposes that a total abstinence policy displays “scant regard for the autonomy of pregnant and prospectively pregnant women.” American midwives and women, what do you think about this UK study?

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