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Children's Mercy Bioethics Center

The Link is a monthly publication of the Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, headed by Mary Anne Jackson, MD, Section Chief of Infectious Diseases.  The articles contained in this are written by CMH&C physicians and employees, and address timely issues in pediatric medicine.

Starting in January, 2011 the Children's Mercy Bioethics Center has contributed monthly articles for publication, listed below:


May, "Decision Making:  Babies and Trisomy 13 and 18", John Lantos, MD

April, "What will the Supremes SayAbout Obamacare?", John Lantos, MD

March, "How Advances in Fetal Diagnosis Affect Decision-Making", John Lantos, MD

February, "Pediatric Transplantation and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities", John Lantos, MD

January, "FDA Approves the Berlin Heart:  Why Did It Take So Long?", John Lantos, MD

To access previous years, please go to The Link




The American Academy of Pediatrics publishes their journal, Pediatrics, with John Lantos contributing regularly to a series titled "Ethics Rounds".  Listed below are links to recent articles:


 A Baby With Meningococcemia and Septic ShockLeeuwenburgh-Pronk WG, Smith PJ, van Vught AJ, Lantos JD, Tibboel D, de Hoog M, Buysse C. Pediatrics. 2012 Jun 11

A Saudi Family Making End-of-Life Decisions in the PICU.  Sayeed S, Padela A, Naim MY, Lantos JD.  Pediatrics. 2012 Mar 5

Testing children for adult-onset genetic diseases.  Caga-anan EC, Smith L, Sharp RR, Lantos JD.  Pediatrics. 2012 Jan;129(1):163-7

An infant with trisomy 18 and a ventricular septal defect.  Janvier A, Okah F, Farlow B, Lantos JD.  Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):754-9


Bone marrow donation between siblings living in different families.  Diekema DS, Joffe S, Vandeven AM, Lantos JD.  Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):158-62 

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