Taking Assent to New Heights: A Case Report on Do-Not-Resuscitate Status in Pediatric Palliative Care Procedures

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Dying adolescents presenting for palliative procedures have complicated developmental and ethical issues, especially when reconsidering do-not-resuscitate orders. Though the American Academy of Pediatrics has guidelines, there is limited information in the literature on how to take care of these patients. We describe the case of a 14-year-old patient presenting to the interventional radiology suite for management of superior vena cava syndrome. The patient’s goals of treatment were elucidated through a comprehensive care team consisting of the procedural and oncology teams. Effective communication with the patient and family was paramount for success.

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