C-Sections by Choice Debate


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C-Sections by Choice Debate
The rate of Caesarean sections in Canada has been rising steadily since the end of the twentieth century up until now. According to the Canadian Institute of Health Information (2009) data, the rate of Caesarean sections rose in Canada from 18.7% in 1997 to 24.8% in 2004 and was reported at 26.95 in 2008. This rise in C-section has caused a political debate because of the ethical controversy surrounding the performance of elective C-sections. The proponents of elective C-sections cite the right of the woman to determine the method of delivery for their babies. Those opposing elective C section use the risk of the surgical procedure and the risk at which both the mother and child are placed as a...
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.....hat I encounter, I will rely on the CNA code of ethics as a guide to assist me in resolving the conflict.
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