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Between an adult patient and physician they are the only two people that have a say in the patient’s medical treatment with the patient having the final say. In pediatrics, there is a patient, parent, and physician which adds a third party that is a proxy decision maker for the child but lacks absolute authority over the child’s treatment. The goal of this study is to give a sense of the diversity of the pediatric ethics literature regarding parent/physician disagreements and to address ambiguities about pediatric interventions.
Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Pediatrics
Carney C, Navin M, Wasserman J, Brummett A, Hanson K. The ethics of medical interventions against parental consent. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2023 May; Rochester Hills, MI.