Addressing ethical clinical dilemmas with quality improvement methodology
Journal: 2021/October - Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
Application of Quality Improvement methodology to nuanced clinical scenarios may be useful to ensure consistent delivery of equitable and comprehensive care. The purpose of this article is to inform the pediatric surgical readership of opportunities where quality improvement methodology may aid in navigating ethical nuances of complex surgical care. We present three case scenarios and discuss how quality improvement methodology could be utilized to address issues of provider autonomy, patient autonomy, and justice.
Keywords: Medical ethics; Pediatric surgery; Quality improvement.
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