Families Are Often Adversaries, Putting Personal Needs Above the Child's Best Interests
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Ethics End of Life, Pediatrics, Patient and Family Support, 2022
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Children with medical complexity have an increased risk of experiencing adverse health outcomes related to multiple comorbidities, the complicated nature of their care, and frequent interactions with the healthcare system. Parents of these children are often the strongest advocates for their medical care. However, sometimes the parents' desires are in direct conflict with the medical team's opinion with respect to medical interventions required, meaningful and purposeful outcomes, quality of life, and end-of-life decisions. This session will discuss the challenges when parents and the medical team disagree on a patient's best interests.
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Content Type Presentation
Knowledge Area Ethics End of Life
Knowledge Area Pediatrics
Knowledge Area Patient and Family Support
Knowledge Level Intermediate
Knowledge Level Advanced
Membership Level Select
Tag Medical Legal Issues
Tag Pediatrics
Year 2022
medical decision-making
critically ill children
clinical team


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