Ethics and multiculturalism in pediatric surgery

Baddr A. Shakhsheer, Marielena Bachier-Rodriguez, Stephen B. Shew, Deborah S. Loeff

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The concept of culture includes many defining characteristics such race, ethnicity, gender, identity, socioeconomic status, beliefs, traditions, and habits. Multiculturalism is a concept that allows for respect, understanding and acknowledgement of a diversity of identities. The cases discussed in this manuscript indicate the importance of multiculturalism in the practice of pediatric surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number151103
JournalSeminars in pediatric surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2021


  • Clinical ethics
  • Multiculturalism
  • Pediatric surgery


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