Parental Participation in Treatment Decisions for Pediatric Oncology ICU Patients
Overbay, Jane Dring
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 1996 Jan-Feb; 15(1): 16-24.
Ethical dilemmas involving treatment decisions are increasing in frequency as medical technology continues to provide the ability to prolong life. When the dilemmas involve treatment decisions for children, the added dimension of parental participation makes the issue even more complex. The author describes a pilot study showing the extent of documentation of parents' participation in treatment decisions for pediatric oncology ICU patients.
Adolescents; Allowing to Die; Alternatives; Cancer; Case Studies; Children; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Communication; Consent Forms; Critically Ill; Consent; Consultation; Decision Making; Disclosure; Ethical Analysis; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Evaluation; Family Relationship; Forms; Infants; Informed Consent; Intensive Care Units; Interprofessional Relations; Life; Minors; Nurse's Role; Nurses; Nursing Research; Parental Consent; Parents; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patients; Pediatrics; Physicians; Professional Family Relationship; Professional Patient Relationship; Prognosis; Psychological Stress; Records; Referral and Consultation; Research; Technology; Terminally Ill; Treatment Outcome; Treatment Refusal; Values; Withholding Treatment;
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