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Should Children Be Told They Have a Serious Illness?


Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture

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 they have 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.