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Physician Obligation to Inform Families About Alternatives They Consider Unethical: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Palliative Care


Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture

Commentator: Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Case Presenters: Mark Lewin, MD, and Gordon Cohen, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital



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 the example of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, they explore when physicians should discuss options that they personally believe are wrong, but that other doctors think are much better.