Should Children Be Told They Have a Serious Illness?


Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

Commentator: Alan Fleischman, MD, March of Dimes
Case Presenter: Ann Melvin, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital


Drs. Fleishman and Melvin discuss how providers should respond to parents who do not want to tell their child that he/she as HIV. They also explore whether the issues change if the parents wish to enroll their child in a research study and the child is expected to assent.