Drs. Appelbaum and Ahrens discuss a case involving an adolescent with an eating disorder who was passively refusing treatment. They explore the nature of decision making capacity, and how it can be contextualized to specific decisions.
Discharging a Child When Their Local Medical Care Is Not Adequate: Should There Be a Double Standard for the Developing World?
Commentator: Christine Grady, RN, PhD, National Institutes of Health; Seattle Children’s Case Presenter: Patrick Healey, MD, Transplantation Surgery
Growth Hormone for Non-GH-Deficient Children, or What's Wrong With the American Healthcare System?
Norman Fost, MD, MPH, University of Wisconsin
Parental Requests for Reconstructive Surgery in Children with Profound Developmental Disabilities
Drs. Brosco, Hieke, and Hopper discuss a case concerning a parent's request for surgery to repair a skull defect in child with profound disabilities. The providers were concerned that the primary...
Physician Obligation to Inform Families About Alternatives They Consider Unethical: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Palliative Care
Drs. Feudtner, Lewin, and Cohen discuss the challenges that emerge when the community of providers have different and strong opinions about the benefit of innovative surgical interventions.. Using...
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