Allowing Adolescents to Weigh Benefits and Burdens of High-stakes Therapies

Pediatrics
July 2019, VOLUME 144 / ISSUE 1
https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/144/1?current-issue=y

 

Ethics Rounds
Allowing Adolescents to Weigh Benefits and Burdens of High-stakes Therapies
Kriti Puri, Janet Malek, Caridad Maylin de la Uz, John Lantos, Antonio Gabriel Cabrera, Ernest Frugé
Pediatrics Jul 2019, 144 (1) e20183714; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2018-3714
In this case study, we discuss the ethical considerations when there is discordance between an adolescent close to attaining age of majority and the parent currently responsible for medical decision-making in a high-risk medical setting.