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Adolescents, Young Adults with Advanced Heart Disease Show Desire to Take Active Role in Medical Care Decisions

May 5, 2023


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5-15 mins
Doctor Teenager Pointing Heart Model
Presented by Health Lab

Adolescents and young adults are at risk of death when experiencing advanced heart disease but rarely have a say in deciding how to proceed with treatment. While parents prefer that the decision-making processes in these instances remain between doctor and parent, according to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, many young adults want to be more active in this process. Melissa Cousino, Ph.D., discusses healthcare communications and the importance of having that aspect of care.

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