Explore this JAMA Pediatrics series devoted to telling stories about the joys and challenges of practicing child and adolescent medicine and truths discovered along the way.
This article describes the author’s experience of helping a family do everything they could, even administering an unapproved drug, for their teenage daughter.
This article describes the use of the term got away with it (GAWI), to describe errors that result in no harm to patients in clinical practice.
This essay describes a difficult conversation between a physician and her son on his diagnosis of diabetes.
This essay describes the author’s experience with medical professionals throughout her childhood and the messages she internalized about bodies and medical culture.
This article presents the perspective of parents who have children affected by acute flaccid myelitis and the importance of early awareness, intervention, and advocacy.
This personal essay describes the ways in which an excessive focus on electronic health records can lead physicians to behave in ways that mimic the symptoms of autistic spectrum disorders.
This personal essay describes a transformation of perspective during a neonatology rotation.
In this article, the authors argues that parents’ use of the word buddy as a term of endearment might be detrimental to their children.
This article discusses the development of local health care partnerships in pediatric hospice care in rural regions.
This essay discusses a mother’s response to her young child’s first exposure to racism.
Parent caregivers describe 10 ways to help physicians and the medical community understand their point of view in caring for their children with chronic, complex, medical conditions.
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