Death or Disability?
The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children
Reviews and Awards
"This is a wonderful book: wise, clever, humane, realistic and humble. It will be, and richly deserves to be, the cornerstone of academic and practitioner debate of this terrible, and terribly important area of ethics and medicine."--Charles Foster, European Journal of Health Law
"This is a book that must be read by everybody who is seriously interested in the bioethical issues that arise in neonatal intensive care or, more generally, in decision making for children with chronic, debilitating or life-threatening conditions. Wilkinson critically summarizes the work in this field over the last two decades and adds his own insights to that work."--John D. Lantos, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"The author skilfully draws on his training in philosophy, bioscience and clinical practice to offer an analysis that is original, not merely in content but also in form. Wilkinsons comparison of the Carmentis Machine with contemporary neuroimaging is inspired."--Deborah Bowman, Times Higher Education Supplement
"This was an interesting read, comprehensive, analytical, and thought-provoking... Wilkinson does a good job of articulating and providing evidence to support his point of view. He successfully accomplishes what he sets out to do, while keeping the reader entertained with historical points, clinical examples, and philosophical theories and vignettes."--Marlyse F. Haward, The American Journal of Bioethics
"This book reflects a remarkable blend of philosophical sophistication and clinical expertise. ... Wilkinson's book will be mandatory reading for philosophers and clinical ethicists who are writing on, or working with, critically ill children and their parents." -- Mind