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August 27, 2013 10:54 PM

Study of premature babies with Children’s Mercy input sparks debate

Children’s Mercy Hospital will be in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to talk to the Department of Health and Human Services about its parental consent policy. “Informed consent is central and crucial, but it’s not handled well,” said John Lantos, a pediatrician and director of the bioethics center at Children’s Mercy. “The system is broken. I hope what comes out of these meetings is an acknowledgment that it needs to be fixed and a clear statement of how to fix it.”

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