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Posted on August 4, 2020 at 9:01 AM

Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has a special August 2020 issue on “Defining Moments in Pediatric Bioethics: Future Insights From Past Controversies.” This is a terrific collection by some of the best pediatric bioethicists.


Introduction: Defining Cases in Pediatric Bioethics
Aaron Wightman, Douglas Diekema


The Hopkins Mongol Case”: The Dawn of the Bioethics Movement
Norman Fost


Who Is the Next “Baby Doe?” From Trisomy 21 to Trisomy 13 and 18 and Beyond
Jennifer C. Kett


Uncertainty: An Uncomfortable Companion to Decision-making for Infants
Jeanne A. Krick, Jacob S. Hogue, Tyler R. Reese, Matthew A. Studer


Adolescent Brain Development and Medical Decision-making
Douglas S. Diekema


When Does A Minor’s Legal Competence To Make Health Care Decisions Matter?
Lois A. Weithorn


Ethical Issues Raised by the Media Portrayal of Adolescent Transplant Refusals
Lainie Friedman Ross


An Organ for My Child: Public Appeals for Limited Resources
Aaron Wightman, Michael Freeman


Public Appeals Challenging Criteria for Pediatric Organ Transplantation
Aviva M. Goldberg


The Charlie Gard Case, and the Ethics of Obstructing International Transfer of Seriously Ill Children
Dominic Wilkinson


Reflections on Charlie Gard and the Best Interests Standard From Both Sides of the Atlantic Ocean
Lainie Friedman Ross


The Suffering Child: Claims of Suffering in Seminal Cases and What To Do About Them
Annie B. Friedrich


Pediatric Suffering and the Burden of Proof
Tyler Tate


Defining Death: Lessons From the Case of Jahi McMath
Robert D. Truog


Jahi McMath: Lessons Learned
Maya Scott


Ferguson v. City of Charleston Redux: Motivated Reasoning and Coercive Interventions in Pregnancy
Mary Faith Marshall, Julia Taylor, Debra DeBruin


Protection Versus Progress: The Challenge of Research on Cannabis Use During Pregnancy
Katherine E. MacDuffie, Natalia M. Kleinhans, Kaeley Stout, Benjamin S. Wilfond

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