The ethical issues that arise in pediatrics vary drastically from those in other clinical settings. This essential collection presents cases that highlight ethical dilemmas that arise specifically in pediatrics including Autism; Adolescents and Young Adults; Social Media; Cardiology; COVID; Racism; and Child Abuse and Neglect focusing on child abuse, medical neglect, foster care, potential conflicts of interest, and forensic investigations. Complex cases in which multiple ethical concerns intertwine in important ways are also examined. This collection is intended to be a starting point for a discussion on pediatric bioethics and a reference when reflecting on similar cases.
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.
Armand H. Matheny Antommaria, MD, PhD, FAAP, HEC-C
Armand H. Matheny Antommaria, MD, PhD, FAAP, HEC-C is Director of the Ethics Center, the Lee Ault Carter Chair of Pediatric Ethics, and Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Antommaria earned his MD at Washington University in St. Louis and his PhD in religious ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Antommaria practices as a pediatric hospitalist. His research addresses a variety of issues in pediatric clinical ethics including ventilator triage and visitor restrictions. Dr. Antommaria has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Bioethics and is currently an Associate Editor of the Academy’s journal Pediatrics.