The Decision to Withhold Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment for Children

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The Decision to Withhold Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment for Children

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Document Type

Podcast

Hosts

Michael Smith

Featured Speaker

Brian Carter, MD

Length of Episode

10:58

Description

In pediatrics care most often supports life-sustaining treatment to promote the best interests of the child. But in some circumstances (after weighing the balance of benefits and burdens of a range of treatment choices) continuing life-sustaining treatment is decided to no longer be in the child’s best interests. Collaboration and clear communication are essential in these difficult discussions.

Join Bioethicist and Neonatologist Brian Carter, MD at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, as he provides insights on his recommendations and contributions to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ newly updated policy statement on how to promote the best possible end-of-life care for children.

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Publication Date

1-21-2018

The Decision to Withhold Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment for Children

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