Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: I disagree with Dr Gross' suggestion
that he did not engage in directive counseling and that such claims distort
the process he described.1 His article begins
with the statement, "A program for early selection
[italics added] and treatment of the infant with myelomeningocele was developed.
. . ." He describes 33 infants, "for whom only supportive
care was recommended [italics added]."
Fost N. Treatment Decisions for Seriously Ill Newborns—Reply. JAMA. 2000;283(17):2237-2238. doi:10.1001/jama.283.17.2235