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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2018, Vol. 45 Issue (2): 237-244    DOI: 10.12891/ceog3876.2018
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Ethical decision making in neonatal intensive care: adaptation of EURONIC research protocol in Greece
M. Daglas1, *(), V. Petousi2
1 Department of Midwifery, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Sociology, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
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Abstract  
Purpose of investigation: To address the lack of research regarding the bioethical decision making process in neonatal intensive care in Greece and provide a comparative basis with international research. Materials and Methods: The research protocol of the widely acknowledged European Project on Parents’ Information and Ethical Decision Making in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (EURONIC) was adopted and implemented in order to: a) record clinical practices, b) assess healthcare professionals’ ethics concerns, and c) investigate the clinical, demographic, and cultural factors linked to the bioethical decision making in neonatal intensive care in Greece. Results: The process of cultural adaptation and implementation of the EURONIC research protocol is described while special attention is given to issues of entry to the field, recruitment, and informed consent procedures and ethics approvals as well as 'lessons learned’ which could potentially inform further implementation of similar research. Conclusion: Despite the acknowledged need for relative research, this is the first research protocol for ethical dilemmas in neonatal intensive care in Greece.
Key words:  Neonatal intensive care      Ethical dilemmas      Healthcare professionals      Greece     
Published:  10 April 2018     
*Corresponding Author(s):  M. DAGLAS     E-mail:  mdagla@teiath.gr

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M. Daglas, V. Petousi. Ethical decision making in neonatal intensive care: adaptation of EURONIC research protocol in Greece. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2018, 45(2): 237-244.

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