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Kadivar M, Mardani Hamooleh M. Exploration of moral necessities in the field of children’s cancer. IJMEHM 2015; 8 (1) :1-8
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5521-en.html
1- Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran;
2- Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , mardanimarjan@gmail.com
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Moral necessities in the field of children’s cancer are among the most important issues in medical services. The present study was conducted to explore this issue based on a case discussed during the medical ethics round in Tehran Children's Medical Center. A 13 year-old girl diagnosed with left ovarian cancer 5 years ago stated that she had not been informed about the disease and the type of surgery by her family, doctors and the medical staff. The family even denied the child’s disease, but she was struggling to adapt to the situation and eventually recovered after chemotherapy and surgery. Findings of the present study showed that through observance of moral necessities, health workers can assist children suffering from cancer and their families to better adapt to the situation. This is possible by providing supportive resources to these children as well as their families

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Medical Ethics
Received: 2015/05/6 | Accepted: 2015/05/6 | Published: 2015/05/6

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