Content review of pediatric ethics consultations at a cancer center

Title

Content review of pediatric ethics consultations at a cancer center

Creator

Winter M C; Friedman D N; McCabe M S; Voigt L P

Identifier

Publisher

Pediatric Blood and Cancer

Date

2019

Subject

article; cancer center; child; childhood cancer; clinical article; ethics; female; human; invasive procedure; male; pediatric patient; Pediatrics; physician; resuscitation; retrospective study; risk benefit analysis; terminal care

Description

Background/objectives: Ethical challenges in pediatric oncology arise at every stage of illness. However, there are sparse data on the content of and reason for ethics consultations in the field. We sought to evaluate the content and characteristics of ethics consultations in pediatric patients at a cancer center. Design/methods: We retrospectively identified ethics consultations performed for patients diagnosed with cancer at <=21 years of age who were treated in the Department of Pediatrics from 2007 to 2017. Using an established coding schema, two independent reviewers analyzed the content of ethics consultation notes and identified core ethical issues and relevant contextual issues. Demographic, clinical, and consultation-specific data were also collected.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2019 List

Collection

Citation

Winter M C; Friedman D N; McCabe M S; Voigt L P, “Content review of pediatric ethics consultations at a cancer center,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 25, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16983.

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