Category Archives: The CPS antenatal counselling statement

Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms; where should we go from here?

Do we really need a position statement? There is no position statement of the CPS about counselling parents when their child presents with meningococcal disease. There is no position statement for the child with serious brain trauma. A position statement … Continue reading

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Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms: 6 Conflating Death and Disability

Towards the end of last year the Canadian Pediatric Society published a new ‘position statement’. These are official proclamations of the society, supposedly based on the best available evidence to guide practice, and which become de facto standards of care. This particular … Continue reading

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Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms: 5. Impairment, what does it mean?

Towards the end of last year the Canadian Pediatric Society published a new ‘position statement’. These are official proclamations of the society, supposedly based on the best available evidence to guide practice, and which become de facto standards of care. … Continue reading

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Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms: 4. Selectively quoting the literature

Towards the end of last year the Canadian Pediatric Society published a new ‘position statement’. These are official proclamations of the society, supposedly based on the best available evidence to guide practice, and which become de facto standards of care. … Continue reading

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Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms: 3. Misquoting the evidence.

Towards the end of last year the Canadian Pediatric Society published a new ‘position statement’. These are official proclamations of the society, supposedly based on the best available evidence to guide practice, and which become de facto standards of care. … Continue reading

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Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms: 2. The GRADE approach is inappropriate, but at least do it right.

Towards the end of last year the Canadian Pediatric Society published a new ‘position statement’. These are official proclamations of the society, supposedly based on the best available evidence to guide practice, and which become de facto standards of care. … Continue reading

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Perpetuating Prejudice against Preterms: 1. Inappropriate simplistic rules are unethical.

Towards the end of last year the Canadian Pediatric Society published a new ‘position statement’. These are official proclamations of the society, supposedly based on the best available evidence to guide practice, and which become de facto standards of care. … Continue reading

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