I thought this conversation was really wonderful- the tone and knowledge the health care professional had with this family helped to instill trust and create a safe space for asking questions and learning. I thought he did a great job of including the adolescent patient as well as calming the parents’ anxieties. He also emphasized the importance of the family unit making the best decision for themselves and reminding them that there is no wrong answer. I work in pediatric neuro-oncology so this conversation is very similar to ones I’ve had with my own patients. This example allowed me to learn how a good fertility conversation can go and gave me some ideas of things I could improve upon when I speak to my patients and their families.
I also thought this conversation was very well articulated. He did a great job with making the point that the “right” decision will vary depending on the patients and families needs at that specific time. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to making these decisions. I am new to oncology and I found this video helpful.