The Trauma of Disregard: Doing Justice to Parental Healthcare Values in Conflicts in Pediatric Medical Care

Zimmerman, Anne

Studies and policy advancement have long excluded a keystone niche within the development of the healthcare decision-making process: the parental perspective. Incorporating narrative-based accounts of parents who have encountered traumatic occurrences in the healthcare system can help develop a respect for their healthcare values and allow doctors to familiarize the parent’s positions, emotions, and readjust their actions and policies accordingly.


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Voices in Bioethics

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August 29, 2022


Parental Healthcare Values, Parental Decision, Trauma, Narrative-based Inclusion, Bioethics, Autonomy, Parental Experience