Dr. Douglas S. Diekema, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development bioethics researcher and director of education for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics.
Advances in medical care have helped many children experience fuller and healthier lives than they could have in the past. However, along with this progress in medical care, complex ethical issues for parents and physicians have emerged. The researchers at the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development are working with their colleagues in the
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
to study some of the difficult questions being asked by caregivers, patients and families today - one example of such a question is, "To what extent ought adolescents to be involved in medical decision-making for themselves, and to what degree?"