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Use of Placebos

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Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

Commentator: Gary Walco, PhD, University of Washington
Case Presenter: Benjamin Wilfond, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital


Date8.12.10

Drs. Walco and Wilfond discuss some of the ethical challenges of using placebos to assess pain in children. There may be limited role for placebos, with the patient's agreement.