An extravagant gift from a grateful patient

Akshay Sharma, Liza Marie Johnson, Amy Caruso Brown, Yoram Unguru, John D. Lantos

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Gift giving is psychologically and culturally complex. In any context, a gift can have multiple meanings. In the context of the doctor-patient relationship, the giving of gifts and decisions about whether to accept gifts raise complex ethical issues. In this essay, a number of pediatric oncologists discuss the ethical considerations that should guide physicians as they decide how to respond to an extravagant gift from a family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20172837
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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