Dr Bersani strongly objects to the proactive measures we have taken to attenuate the growth of our profoundly developmentally disabled patient, which we believe has improved the quality of her life and that of her family. Although Dr Bersani endorses “policies and actions that help families to rear their children at home,” he views growth attenuation as “a totally unacceptable option.” In so far as we understand them, his objections seem to be the following:
Gunther DF, Diekema DS. Growth Attenuation: Unjustifiable Non-therapy—Reply. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(5):520–522. doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.5.521
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