ETHICS IN PEDIATRICS. Ricardo L. García, MD, FAAP Pediatric Intensivist University Pediatric Hospital. Key Points. Can the patient choose their treatment? The capacity to know what is BEST relies in who? Can we have empathy but remain objective? Can we let them go?.
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Ricardo L. García, MD, FAAP
University Pediatric Hospital
WHY THE CHANGE?
Kopelman et al. Pediatrics 115(3)797 2005
“The goal is to add life to the child’s years, not simply years to the child’s life”
i.e. the Permanent Vegetative Status
Discussion, Consultation and Consensus
Treatment of dyspnea
Treatment of nausea and vomiting
Limitation of fluids/feeds
Treatment of seizures
Treatment of depression/anxiety
NO RIGHT ANSWER