By Elisha Waldman,
Elisha Waldman is incoming associate chief of the division of palliative care at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
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As a health-care provider, I find it an honor every time a parent allows me to play a part in their child’s care, even for something as simple as a check-up. This may sound like an exaggeration, but there is truly something sacred in parents bringing a child to a hospital or health clinic. This act is fundamentally an expression of faith in the system, of trust that the team will do everything possible to help their child.
But imagine having to choose between providing your child with essential health care and protecting the integrity of your family. This is the dilemma now facing
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