Ethical Issues in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  • Kate A. Mazur
  • Stacey L. Berg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction to Ethics in Pediatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tessy A. Thomas, Perry Ann Reed
      Pages 3-18
    3. Ryan R. Nash, Mark J. Wells
      Pages 19-35
  3. The Ethics of Everyday Clinical Encounters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Brittani K. Seynnaeve, Scott H. Maurer, Robert M. Arnold
      Pages 39-56
    3. Ernest Frugé, Michael Sprehe, Laura Loftis, Melody Brown-Hellsten, Courtenay Bruce
      Pages 57-76
    4. Deena Levine, Liza-Marie Johnson
      Pages 77-87
  4. Ethical Issues Surrounding Children in Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Amy L. McGuire, Stacey Pereira, Amanda M. Gutierrez, Mary A. Majumder
      Pages 91-110
  5. Supportive Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Allison Caldwell, Melody J. Cunningham, Justin N. Baker
      Pages 133-163
    3. Pernilla Pergert, Elisabet Tiselius
      Pages 203-222
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-229

About this book


This book identifies the various ethical challenges that arise in pediatric hematology/oncology and provides the necessary tools to overcome these challenges. Aiming to expand upon and strengthen providers’ knowledge and experience in pediatric health care ethical issues, the text positions providers to be beneficial resources to faculty, staff, patients, and families within their institution. It presents a multidisciplinary approach to sound ethical practices that is necessary to effectively care for these patients and their families. The book reviews the principles of ethical decision-making, the unique difficulties in using children as research subjects, common ethical conundrums involved in providing end-of-life care, and general moralities of professional practice. 

Written by experts in their fields, Ethical Issues in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is an innovative and valuable resource for clinicians, practitioners, and trainees who work in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kate A. Mazur
    • 1
  • Stacey L. Berg
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of MedicineTexas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of MedicineTexas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22683-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22684-8
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