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Parents, docs may clash on quality of kids' lives

July 23, 2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/23/us-parents-doctors-kids-clash-idUSBRE86M02O20120723

 

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About one in four parents of children with a serious and often fatal genetic condition say they feel judged by doctors when they want life-sustaining treatment for their newborns. Dr. Benjamin Wilfond, the study’s senior author, said, “There is a broader range of survival and experiences than providers know. The parents may be getting this information online and clinicians may need to rethink what they say to parents.”

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