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Pediatric Ethicscope: the Journal of Pediatric Bioethics and Pediatric Ethics ethics of disclosing SUDEP

The Ethics of Disclosing and Discussing SUDEP with Families of Children Newly Diagnosed with Epilepsy

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The decision to discuss sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) presents a complicated ethical picture with potentially conflicting principles. The neurologist must decide how to disclose and discuss the problem of SUDEP, balancing the desire to help families by empowering them, without doing harm by overwhelming them with fear.

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