The Electronic Fetal Monitor In Perinatology

  • Henry Klapholz
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Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)

Abstract

Electronic fetal monitoring is not a technology that is intended to raise the scalpel, but rather, one that permits the surgeon to withhold it. The objective of all technology is to effect timely and appropriate intervention while permitting nature to take its course in an otherwise uncomplicated event. Fetal monitoring is, therefore, a very difficult issue to address in today’s times. Antitechnology feelings, while often appropriate, frequently interfere with objective evaluation of a potentially life-saving and life-enhancing technique.

Keywords

Acidity Atropine Oxytocin Scopolamine Demerol 

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© Humana Press Inc. 1980

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