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Pediatrics. 2018 Jun;141(6). pii: e20172837. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-2837. Epub 2018 May 4.

An Extravagant Gift From a Grateful Patient.

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1
Department of Hematology and.
2
Section of Bioethics, Department of Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.
3
Center for Bioethics and Humanities and Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.
4
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai, Baltimore, Maryland.
5
Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; and.
6
Children's Mercy Bioethics Center, Children's Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri jlantos@cmh.edu.

Abstract

media-1vid110.1542/5787668327001PEDS-VA_2017-2837Video AbstractGift giving is psychologically and culturally complex. In any context, a gift can have multiple meanings. In the context of the doctor-patient relationship, the giving of gifts and decisions about whether to accept gifts raise complex ethical issues. In this essay, a number of pediatric oncologists discuss the ethical considerations that should guide physicians as they decide how to respond to an extravagant gift from a family.

PMID:
29728430
DOI:
10.1542/peds.2017-2837
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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