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Teenagers facing early deaths are increasingly being consulted about their care

Jan Hoffman, writing for the New York Times, reports on a growing movement to include teenagers in their own end-of-life planning and care.

Hoffman notes that this is an extension of a movement that focused first on adults.

From the article:

A national push to have end-of-life discussions before a patient is too sick to participate has focused largely on older adults. When patients are under 18 and do not have legal decision-making authority, doctors have traditionally asked anguished parents to make advanced-care choices […]

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