Should decision making be shared in high-risk pediatric heart donation?

Efrat Lelkes, Angira Patel, Anna Joong, Jeffrey G. Gossett

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This article considers complexities of shared decision making in pediatric heart transplantation and suggests that decisions about pediatric heart transplantation should be shared between a clinical team and parents. This article also considers goals of shared decision making involving Public Health Service increased-risk donors and recommends policy changes to strengthen decision sharing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E401-E407
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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