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Should Decision Making Be Shared in High-Risk Pediatric Heart Donation?

Lelkes, E.; Patel, A.; Joong, A.; Gossett, J. G.

AMA J Ethics. 2020 May 26; 22(5):E401-407

Abstract

This article considers complexities of shared decision making in pediatric heart transplantation and suggests that decisions about pediatric heart transplantation should be shared between a clinical team and parents. This article also considers goals of shared decision making involving Public Health Service increased-risk donors and recommends policy changes to strengthen decision sharing.

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