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ETHICS IN MEDICINE   University of Washington School of Medicine

Parental Decision Making:
Case 3

A 5-year-old child has just had his second generalized tonic-clonic seizure in a 4-month period. You have recommended starting an anticonvulsant. The child’s parents have concerns about the recommended medication and would prefer to wait and see if their son has more seizures.

How should you respond to the parents’ request?


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