Informed Consent - Helping Families Make Decisions

Parents should be given full information on the benefits of human milk for their newborns, as well as the health consequences of not using human milk, and the risks and costs of formula feeding.

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Webinar Overview

  • Understand informed consent balances legal, medical, and ethical issues.

  • Discuss why Parents should be given full information on the benefits of human milk for their newborns, as well as the health consequences of not using human milk, and the risks and costs of formula feeding.

Speaker: Jonathan M. Fanaroff, MD, JD

Dr. Jonathan M. Fanaroff

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
CWRU School of Medicine
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio

About Jonathan M. Fanaroff, MD, JD

Dr. Fanaroff is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He is the Co-Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and also serves as Director of the Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics. Dr. Fanaroff earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Fanaroff completed his pediatric residency training followed by a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals Case Medical Center. During his second year of neonatology training, he commuted to Chicago and completed an ethics fellowship at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.