Curated and edited by nationally recognized bioethicist John Lantos
The ethical issues that arise in pediatrics vary drastically from those in other clinical settings because young children cannot make decisions for themselves. This essential collection presents a series of cases that highlight some ethical dilemmas that arise in pediatrics including End-of-Life Decisions; When Doctors and Parents Have Different Philosophies; Ethical Issues in Genomics; Ethical Issues Surrounding Permanent Severe Disability in Childhood; Research Ethics; and Issues in Law and Health Policy. This collection is intended to be a starting point for a discussion on pediatric bioethics and a reference when reflecting on similar cases.
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American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.
"This is an excellent, clinically relevant series of cases involving medical ethics in pediatrics compiled and edited by the premier pediatric medical ethicist John Lantos. Clinicians, physicians, and pediatric providers in training will learn basic principles of bioethics in a medical context using a case-based or casuistic approach. The introduction presents the basics of bioethics and subsequent sections present cases involving end-of-life decisions, different philosophies, genomics, severe disability, research ethics, and law and health policy. Each case is a clinical story, and anyone involved with the clinical care of pediatric patients will be able to identify with and embrace. As a pediatrician with over 30 years of clinical experience as a neonatologist, pediatric intensivist, hospitalist, and apnea doctor, I learned a lot and relived a number of clinical situations in reading this excellent book. It should be available in every pediatric medical library as well as in units caring for critically ill pediatric patients."
Joseph Hageman, MD, FAAP
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Doody's Book Review™