- Category: Food/Health
- Published: Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:21
- Written by Tim Adams, Th.D.
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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.