As John Lantos pointed out in a comment response to a previous post on this issue, the public hearings of the HHS which was set up to address consent issues in research comparing standards of care are now available on line. The HHS has created a Youtube playlist that you can access here.
I think Michael Carome and Alice Dreger must be on the same drugs, at least they seem to be involved in a ‘folie-à-deux’. Carome repeats the same nonsense about the standard of care for 24 to 25 weekers, he claims that the standard of care for such infants was to intubate them all and give them all life-saving surfactant. He seems to be completely impervious to the truth; if he had bothered actually talking to one of us, he could easily have found out that the majority of forward looking NICUs were already trying to keep babies from being intubated, and that the COIN trial had already shown that that was a very reasonable idea. So don’t watch his presentation unless you have got your BP under control.
There are however, some excellent presentations, some from individuals in neonatology, some for other physicians, some from other ethicists.