volume 146, issue Supplement 1, PS66-S69 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0818m
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Annie B. Friedrich

Abstract: In all of medicine, there is perhaps nothing so distressing as bearing witness to a patient's suffering, especially if that patient is a child. We want to do everything that we can to avoid or alleviate a child's suffering, yet what do clinicians, ethicists, lawyers, or family members mean when they use the term "suffering," and how should these claims of suffering factor into pediatric decision-making? This question of suffering and what to do about it has played a key role in several prominent pediatric case…

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