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Leftover prescription opioids pose big risks to kids, yet most parents keep their own and their child's unused painkillers even after they're no longer medically necessary for pain.


An AMA Journal of Ethics article by CBSSM's Katherine Feder and Janice Firn, PhD "How Should Clinical Ethics Consultants Support Parents’ Decision Making?" was recently highlighted on the American Medical Association's website. Using a hypothetical case of a 3-year-old patient who suffered widespread brain damage after cardiac arrest during surgery, the authors explored how a clinical ethics consultant can adopt a personalized, values-based approach to facilitating grieving parents’ decision-making.

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A recent New York Times Op/ed piece by Nila Bala discusses therisks of sharing of children's DNA information. She argues that by uploading their children’s genetic information on public websites, parents are forever exposing their children's personal health data. She also quotes a 2018 Smithsonian Magazine interview by CBSSM's Naomi Laventhal on the topic.

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