Who Decides? Perspectives from Key Stakeholders in Adolescent Advance Care Planning

On April 19, 2019, Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota) will give an Ethics Grand Rounds talk on "Who Decides? Perspectives from Key Stakeholders in Adolescent Advance Care Planning." Advance care planning supports patient-centered decision-making by discussing goals, values, and preferences for future medical care. This process involves three key stakeholders: the patient, their surrogate decision-maker, and their clinicians. How do the stakeholder roles change when the patient is an adolescent who has the capacity but not the legal right to make medical decisions?   Dr. Jennifer Needle, a Pediatric Intensive Care physician from the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and faculty member in the Center for Bioethics, will address this question from the perspectives of these stakeholders in the context of adolescent advance care planning.  She will review the literature on the…

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