Posted February 10, 2019 17:34:18 For some, the decision to kill your baby’s tooth is not as personal as it seems.
Dr Michael Dutton, a paediatric dentist, is an example.
Dr Dutton was a paediatrics professor at the University of Queensland when he developed the procedure that is now known as the “death with dignity” procedure.
The idea behind it was to ensure a baby had been properly cared for before the procedure.
“It’s about the best interests of the child,” Dr Duddlesons assistant director of clinical education, Dr Helen Hinton, told ABC Radio Brisbane.
Dr Hinton says it is important to take care of the baby.
“If it’s a healthy baby, that’s what we want the parents to do, not to try and fix it, but just to take it care of,” she said.
The practice was approved in 2016 by Queensland’s Health Department. “
So it’s about protecting the child, and not just taking care of it, because it’s important to keep the family together.”
The practice was approved in 2016 by Queensland’s Health Department.
But the practice is only approved in Queensland and only in hospitals and hospitals are required to sign a waiver allowing them to use the procedure, unless the baby’s life is at risk.
The waiver was issued in 2018 by the Australian Medical Association, but the Queensland Health Department is not a registered medical professional.
Dr Helen says that is because it is still a medical procedure and cannot be regulated as a medical service.
“There’s a lot of medical schools, and doctors in Queensland, that would say it’s illegal, or they wouldn’t want to do it,” she says.
“And what they see on the TV is that you have parents being killed, and they’re being given a very dangerous thing that they can’t afford.” “
Dr Dickson says parents have a right to have their children’s dental health taken care of. “
And what they see on the TV is that you have parents being killed, and they’re being given a very dangerous thing that they can’t afford.”
Dr Dickson says parents have a right to have their children’s dental health taken care of.
“I have been doing this for 20 years, and my opinion is, and this is the truth, is that we’re going to lose our child, whether it’s through a medical or a dental emergency,” he said.
Dr David Rolfe, an expert in paediatrics at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, agrees.
“This is something that I’m sure is going to happen in our community, that is a very difficult issue,” he told ABC Brisbane.
“When it’s in the public eye, it gets picked up by people, so it’s easy to do something that’s not ethical.”
“This isn’t something that you should just ignore.”
Dr Rolfes advice is that parents need to be vigilant.
“Parents need to ensure they’re doing everything they can to ensure their children get a clean bill of health,” he says.
The Queensland Health department says it has been working with the Queensland Paediatric Society to improve dental services.
“We’ve also recently started a national dental education program, where we are encouraging people to ask about the practice of the procedure in a way that can help prevent it happening again,” a spokeswoman said.
Ms Hinton agrees.
She says the Queensland Government needs to take the issue seriously.
“Queensland has an awful reputation for not being ethical, but there are so many good people working in this state,” she told ABC Queensland.
“Our goal is to make sure they’re safe.” “
ABC Brisbane’s Jennifer Ditchfield has more stories to share.”
Our goal is to make sure they’re safe.”
ABC Brisbane’s Jennifer Ditchfield has more stories to share.