James A Anderson and Andrew Helmers reflect on the recent Baby W case and call for clarity regarding the limits of both parental and medical authority in medical decision-making for children.
Maxwell J. Smith considers the nature and significance of unintended consequences of vaccine mandates.
Maya Goldenberg and Chris Kaposy draw out a possible relationship between the recent Baby W case in New Zealand involving a request for “unvaccinated” blood and COVID-19 vaccine mandates in force during the pandemic.
Daniel Lucas points out a potential omission bias in the politics of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and outlines why it may be a threat to vulnerable groups and persons.
Rashad Rehman, Nipa Chauhan and Rebecca Greenberg argue that beneficent paternalism should be integrated into shared decision-making in the NICU to maximize the patient’s best interests.