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A Young Adult Jehovah's Witness With Severe Anemia.
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PMID:  23958767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Two of the most ethically complex situations in pediatrics are those involving families whose religious beliefs preclude the provision of life-sustaining treatment and those involving young adults who have reached the age of legal majority and who face decisions about life-sustaining treatment. This month's "Ethics Rounds" presents a case in which these 2 complexities overlapped. An 18-year-old Jehovah's Witness with sickle cell disease has life-threatening anemia. She is going into heart failure. Her doctors urgently recommend blood transfusions. The young woman and her family adamantly refuse. Should the doctors let her die? Is there any alternative?
Nnenna Ukachi; Wynne Morrison; Samantha Vanhorn; Revathy Sundaram; John D Lantos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York;
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