Part Two of a two-part study examining the parent-physician relationship regarding treatment in cases of severely and critically ill children
There have been few empirical studies conducted that look at disagreements between health care professionals and parents. One article examined the influence health care providers have on parents in these difficult decisions. The article looked at differences in preferences and the following quotation is contained in the author's thesis.
A two-part study examining the parent-physician relationship regarding treatment in cases of severely and critically ill children.
It is a decision most parents won't have to face but hundreds of thousands of mothers and fathers have to make the gut-wrenching choice in deciding how to treat an ailing child. Parents and attending physicians have to find ways to work together through various treatment options and, looking out for the best interest of the child, come to an agreement on specific terms. The child's survival is not always guaranteed and is sometimes the greatest deterrent to the treatment.
This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.
In today’s society everyone wants the most convenient way for their family to live and there is nothing wrong with that…unless it causes you to become over weight, have health problems or financial issues. I know that most families live very busy lives, between work and taking care of all their other responsibilities, can leave very little time for planning and preparing a home cooked meal 7 days a week.