Emerging Topics in Catholic Health Care Ethics, Session 6: When a Child Dies

Co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association in cooperation with Loyola University Chicago

Decisions about medical interventions at or near the end-of-life are never easy, but when the patient is a child, these decisions can escalate into one of the most tragic, complex and unmentionable territories of healthcare. Erica K. Salter, Ph.D., associate professor of health care ethics and pediatrics at Saint Louis University's Center for Health Care Ethics and Department of Pediatrics, will explore the unique legal and moral context of decision-making for children at the end of life, including issues related to parental consent and child assent, responsibilities of clinicians, and ultimately, caring well for the dying child.