14 Jan '12, 8pm

Hospital: No Kidney Transplant For Girl With Disabilities | Care2 Causes

I am the mother of a young man with severe, multiple disabilities. I am also the author of a book about our struggles with achieving a good life for our son called "The Four Walls of My Freedom". I have been blogging recently about this trend to limit treatment for those with cognitive disabilities (blog address is https://donnathomson.blogspot.com). This is some of what I posted today about Amelia: A little girl called Amelia was turned down for a kidney transplant by physicians at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia because she has a developmental delay. Apparently her quality of life came into question and the ethics department of the hospital could not sanction prolonging the life of someone so apparently diminished. A quick reading of my last post on this blog will tell you that I and others have recognized this pernicious trend in medical professionals to limit t...

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