Who Will Speak for Me? Disparities in Palliative Care Research with "unbefriended" Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS

Title

Who Will Speak for Me? Disparities in Palliative Care Research with "unbefriended" Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS

Creator

Lee BC; Houston PE; Rana SR; Kimmel AL; D'Angelo LJ; Lyon ME

Publisher

Journal Of Palliative Medicine

Date

2017

Subject

Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Palliative Therapy; Stigma; Adolescent; Adult; City; Clinical Trial; Controlled Study; Female; Human; Human Dignity; Justice; Major Clinical Study; Male; Medical Decision Making; Mortality; Multicenter Study; Nonhuman; Pediatric Hospital; Randomized Controlled Trial; Single Blind Procedure

Description

Objective: To report a finding of a severe lack of social support with potential for serious harm during the course of a pediatric advanced care planning study. Method: A longitudinal, single-blinded, multisite randomized controlled trial, conducted in six pediatric hospital-based HIV-clinics, located in high HIV mortality cities. Results: Between July 2010 and June 2014, 366 adolescents aged 14 to 21 years with HIV/AIDS were approached for participation. From among 125 ineligible adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, 62 (50%) were ineligible because they could not identify a surrogate decision-maker they trusted enough to make end-of-life decisions for them, if they were unable to do so for themselves. Conclusion: Healthy People 2020's goal of increasing the proportion of adolescents connected to a trusted adult with whom they can talk about serious problems is unmet among adolescents living with a serious illness. Discussion: Ethical concerns for justice, dignity, and access to health services are raised as adolescents who most need support in future medical decision making are least likely to have this support.

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Citation List Month

December 2017 List

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Citation

Lee BC; Houston PE; Rana SR; Kimmel AL; D'Angelo LJ; Lyon ME, “Who Will Speak for Me? Disparities in Palliative Care Research with "unbefriended" Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 27, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11050.