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Doctors’ Own Fear of Death Linked to Hastening Death of Very Sick Newborn

of the “dying process” and of “premature death” than those prepared to hasten death with painkillers or sedatives. But they had significantly more “fear of being destroyed.”

The author suggests that doctors’ fear of the dying process or of premature death may unconsciously motivate them to hasten a newborn’s death in order to relieve their own death anxiety.

Similarly, those who fear being "destroyed" may not be prepared to hasten death, because of their own fears, even though this may be the most humane way to relieve a newborn’s suffering.

In an accompanying editorial, Martin Ward Platt points out that the findings should not be interpreted as indicative of rampant euthanasia on neonatal units.

Rather, he says, the study shows that “In relation to neonatal death and dying, doctors’ fear, or lack of it, matters. It matters because it can influence clinical judgements.”

He adds: “Recognising this difference is an important aspect of self knowledge, and there is a case to be made for all of us to be more open about it.”

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