Subject: Pediatrics

Clinical Ethics, Editorial-AJOB, Pediatrics

Fetal Therapies and Clinical Research: Beyond Risk and Benefit 

The following is an editorial in the American Journal of Bioethics, March 2022 issue. It can be found here: https://ww...

March 8, 2022

Pediatrics

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Allowing Parental Exemptions From Newborn Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening

Abstract Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening is rapidly becoming the standard of care in the United State...

Decision making, Pediatrics, Race

The #MedTwitter War: How a Tweet About Advocacy Pitted One Specialty Against Another

by Erin King-Mullins, MD, FACS, FASCRS I decided to tweet about my daughter’s trip to the ER to highlight dispari...

November 3, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic, Ethics, Global Ethics, Pediatrics, Vaccines

Juvenile Justice: Why It Is Ethical to Vaccinate Our Children Now

by Kyle Ferguson, Ph.D., and Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. On May 10, 2021, the F.D.A. authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus...

May 25, 2021

Children/Adolescents, Ethics, Health Care, Health Disparities, Pediatrics

Umbilical Hernias: Systemic Racism, Dogma, And Pediatric Surgery

by Stephanie Preston, MD In the health professions, we have all been taught that some of the most common, chronic, and d...

April 13, 2021

Justice, Pediatrics, Public Health

Pox Parties for Grannies? Chickenpox, Exogenous Boosting, and Harmful Injustices

Abstract Some societies tolerate or encourage high levels of chickenpox infection among children to reduce rates of shin...

Justice, Pediatrics

Should Extremely Premature Babies Get Ventilators During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Abstract In a crisis, societal needs take precedence over a patient’s best interests. Triage guidelines, however, diff...

Informed Consent, Pediatrics, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Ethics, Professionalism

Shared Decision Making with Pediatric Medications

by Amy C. Reese, Pharm.D. My pharmacy received a prescription for prednisolone solution written for a 5-year-old patient...

July 6, 2020

Clinical Ethics, Decision making, Education, Ethics, Global Ethics, Health Care, Pediatrics

Suppressed Voices in Inter-Professional Conflicts

by Asma Fazal, M.B.B.S, MRCPI, MHSc   To care for children in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the pedia...

June 4, 2020

Cultural, Ethics, Health Care, Justice, Pediatrics, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, Social Justice, Social Media

Facebook, M.D.: When Social Media Replaces Medical Advice

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D. Like others in our WebMd culture I often go to the internet to research my symptoms, looking for po...

February 7, 2020

BioethicsTV, End of Life Care, Pediatrics

BioethicsTV (November 18-22, 2019): #TheGoodDoctor, #ChicagoMed

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 8): Dying alone; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 9): Bizarre D...

November 26, 2019

Pediatrics, Professional Ethics

Examining Physician Interactions with Disease Advocacy Organizations

Abstract Disease advocacy organizations (DAOs) have traditionally focused on raising awareness of rare diseases, providi...

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