The Professional Responsibility Model of Perinatal Ethics

By Larry McCullough ’69 and Frank Chervenak. August 2014. . This book provides the first clinically comprehensive and practical approach to ethical challenges in perinatal medicine. The professional responsibility model is used to articulate the ethical concept of the fetus as a patient and to operationalize the ethical principles of beneficence and respect for autonomy, providing practical guidance for clinical judgment and decision making with patients about the wide range of issues encountered by perinatologists in clinical practice and research.