Making medical decisions can be overwhelming when families must figure out the "best choices" for their child who may have special healthcare needs or developmental disabilities. Some families may rely on their clinicians to make these important decisions for them, in a paternalistic "father knows best" way.
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Clinicians tapping on computers during patient visits has become routine in the era of electronic health records (EHRs). Now families increasingly are being encouraged to spend some screen time on their own entering health-related preferences and goals.