Sustaining life or prolonging dying? Appropriate choice of conservative care for children in end-stage renal disease: an ethical framework

@article{Dionne2014SustainingLO,
  title={Sustaining life or prolonging dying? Appropriate choice of conservative care for children in end-stage renal disease: an ethical framework},
  author={J. Marcel Dionne and Lori d’Agincourt-Canning},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={1761-1769}
}
Due to technological advances, an increasing number of infants and children are surviving with multi-organ system dysfunction, and some are reaching end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Many have quite limited life expectancies and may not be eligible for kidney transplantation but families request dialysis as alternative. In developed countries where resources are available there is often uncertainty by the medical team as to what should be done. After encountering several of these scenarios, we… CONTINUE READING
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