A new review article published online by JAMA Pediatrics uses a hypothetical case scenario to explore the ethics, emotions and skills for...
Ethics, Emotions, and the Skills of Talking About Progressing Disease With Terminally Ill Adolescents: A Review.
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JAMA pediatrics, ISSN: 2168-6211, Vol: 170, Issue: 12, Page: 1216-1223
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For clinicians caring for adolescent patients living with progressive, life-threatening illness, discussions regarding prognosis, goals of care, and treatment options can be extremely challenging. While clinicians should respect and help to facilitate adolescents' emerging autonomy, they often must also work with parents' wishes to protect patients from the emotional distress of hearing bad news.