Exec. Director Christine Mitchel Weighs in on Parents' Decision-Making Limits

Parents have a broad, but not endless, latitude to make medical decisions for their children
Image: Via Denver Post, Oct. 22, 2019

While parents do have substantial control over their children’s medical care, it’s a well-established principle that medical providers also have some responsibility, said Christine Mitchell, executive director of the Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics and a nurse. If the process is working correctly, a doctor won’t refer a child to hospice unless the child has a life-limiting condition, and won’t approve removing nutrition unless the feeding process is doing more harm than good, she said.

Read the full story in the Denver Post.