Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds
Commentator: Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Date1.8.09
Case Presenters: Carrie L. Heike, MD, MS and Richard Hopper, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital
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 purpose of the surgery was to improve appearance, and they were not sure that this reason justified the risk.