When a baby dies, doctors have to choose between a medical emergency and a death sentence
A baby’s death is a “medical emergency” that doctors can use to save a child’s life, but they also have to decide between a death penalty and life imprisonment.
That’s why some doctors are willing to risk the life of their child by saving a baby’s life.
Dr. Robert Berenson, a professor of obstetrics and gynecological surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, recently spoke with Polygon about his personal experience of saving a child from the brink of death.
Berensmith, a birthing consultant, has saved dozens of babies during his career, from babies born with breathing problems and respiratory problems to babies born without a heart or lungs.
“When a child dies, the question is, can we save that child?”
“I don’t think it’s always a good decision, and there are times when I would rather be saving a life than saving a death.”
But Berensells decisions aren’t always based on his best interests.
When his daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome, Berensons decision was based on her survival.
When she was born, the doctors said the best option was to save her life.
“At the time, it was a little bit hard for me to accept, but then the doctors told me that we could save her,” he said.
“It wasn’t that we were trying to save the life, it wasn’t like we were thinking about her well-being.
It was more like, we had to save someone else’s life.”
When his daughter passed away, Berensons wife, who was also a doctor, had a difficult time accepting his decision.
She was upset, but not angry.
Berenson felt that she was still doing her job, and he said he wanted to help her, not hurt her.
“I had to figure out a way to get over that anger, and I just thought, ‘I just want to help my wife, I just want my daughter to be okay,'” he said, adding that he believes he can be a role model for others.
Berenson said he was inspired to talk to a woman named Lisa when he realized how important it is for people to make the right decisions.
Lisa, a woman who works in the emergency room, told Beren, “I’ve been a mommy’s helper since I was four years old, and now I want to be a doctor’s helper too.”
Beren said he knows he doesn’t have the same ethical and legal standing as doctors, but he does want to inspire other people to be the best they can be.
“There are so many doctors who have to make difficult decisions because of their work, but I don’t have to do that,” he told Polygon.
“When I save someone’s life I do it for them.
It’s a little easier to me to just save a life.”