Subject: Pediatrics


Is Improving Health Really the Goal?: A Criticism of the American Academy of Pediatrics Gu...

This past January, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its first comprehensive guidelines for evaluating a...

April 17, 2023

Abortion, Pediatrics

Denying Fetal Pain in The Second Half of Pregnancy Can Undermine Preterm Babies’ Right to ...

In the last few months, we have seen some trying to oppose abortion laws, arguing that fetuses can feel pain in the firs...

December 13, 2022

Decision making, Pediatrics

Optimizing Decision-Making in the Gray Zone at Birth

This editorial can be found here in the November 2022 issue of the American Journal of Bioethics. A provocative Target A...

November 8, 2022

End of Life Care, Health Care, Pediatrics

All That Matters

We call them loved ones, family, when life is thriving – intimate, caring. We know them as legal guardians, when death i...

November 2, 2022

Pediatrics, Social Justice

California Clinics Ask About Childhood Trauma: Schools Should Too

In a public health push, since 2020 California’s ACEs Aware Initiative has screened over 500,000 children&nbs...

June 1, 2022

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://www....

March 8, 2022


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...

Publish date:
1st January 1970
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 dispariti...

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...

Publish date:
1st January 1970
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, differ...

Publish date:
1st January 1970
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