Babyboxes in the Czech Republic – what next?


Authors: Jaroslav Slaný 1;  František Schneiberg 2
Authors‘ workplace: Univerzita T. Bati ve Zlíně a Dětské lékařství Městské nemocnice Ostrava 1;  Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 1. lékařská fakulta, Ústav veřejného zdravotnictví a medicínského práva 2
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2011; 150: 616-618
Category: Special Articles

Overview

Though from the perspective of history babyboxes are not new phenomenon, their present existence, however, brings many problems, either in terms of Pediatry and neonatology, or because of their social, ethical and also legislative issues. The authors provide an overview of the arguments proponents of babyboxes with their critical analysis, then provide arguments against placing babyboxes and then summarize the experience with their operation in the Czech Republic. In conclusion, authors present a list of recommendations to improve the current bad situation.

Key words:
babybox, social pediatrics, neonatology, infanticide.


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