Parents Are Advocates and Their Opinions Supersede Medical Team Decisions
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Patient and Family Support, Pediatrics, 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 Patient and Family Support
Knowledge Area Pediatrics
Knowledge Level Intermediate
Knowledge Level Advanced
Membership Level Select
Tag Ethics and End of Life
Tag Pediatrics
Year 2022
parents as advocates
unique parental knowledge
values and beliefs in decision-making
respecting parents' definition of good parenting
parental opinions vs medical team decisions


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