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Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH

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Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine, Bioethics

On staff since October 1990

Children's Title: Director of Education Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics; Chair, Institutional Review Board Committee

Academic Title: Professor, Division of Bioethics and Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Bioethics and Humanities and Dept. of Internal Medicine, UWSOM; Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Health Services, School of Public Health

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics
Medical/Professional School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill
University of Washington School of Public Health , Seattle
Residency
Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison
Fellowship
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Pediatric ethics, Wilderness medicine

Research Focus Area

Bioethics

Publications

Pediatric Triage and Allocation of Critical Care Resources During Disaster: Northwest Provider Opinion
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine , Sept. 23, 2014: 1-6
A survey of fetal care centers in the United States
Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine , May 13, 2014: 7(2)131-5
Assent in Research: the Voices of Adolescents
J Adolescent Medicine , May 2014: 54(5)515-20
Personal Belief Exemptions From School Vaccination Requirements
Annual Review of Public Health , March 2014: 35275-92
Provider Dismissal of Vaccine-Hesitant Families: Misguided Policy That Fails to Benefit Children
Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics , Dec. 9, 2013: 12(9)2661-62
The OHRP and SUPPORT
The New England journal of medicine , June 5, 2013
Ethics of Social Media Research: Common Concerns and Practical Considerations
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking , May 16, 2013: 16(5)
Policy Statement: Ethical Controversies in Organ Donation after Circulatory Death
Pediatrics , April 29, 2013: 131(5)1021-26
The Intersection of Evidence and Values in Clinical guidelines: Who Decides What Constitutes Acceptable Risk in the Care of Children?
Hospital Pediatrics , April 1, 2013: 3(2)87-91
The AAP Task Force on Neonatal Circumcision: a call for respectful dialogue.
Journal of medical ethics , March 18, 2013
Cultural Bias and Circumcision: The AAP Task Force on Circumcision Responds
Pediatrics , March 18, 2013: 131(4)801-4
Policy Statement: Ethical and policy issues in genetic testing and screening of children.
Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics , Feb. 21, 2013: 15(3)620-22
Ethical and Policy Issues in Genetic Testing and Screening of Children: Technical Report
Genetics in Medicine , Feb. 21, 2013: 15(3)234-245
Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) and human embryo research.
Pediatrics , Nov. 2012: 130(5)972-7
Circumcision policy statement.
Pediatrics , Sept. 2012: 130(3)585-6
Male circumcision.
Pediatrics , Sept. 2012: 130(3)e756-85
Female Genital Cutting: The Misnomer of Female Circumcision
Surgical Guide to Circumcision , July 2012: 281-90
Engaging children in genomics research: decoding the meaning of assent in research.
Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics , April 2012: 14(4)437-43
Improving childhood vaccination rates.
The New England journal of medicine , Feb. 2012: 366(5)391-3
Finding the proper balance between freedom and justice: why we should not eliminate personal belief exemptions to vaccine mandates.
Journal of health politics, policy and law , Oct. 14, 2011: 37(1)141-7
Reasons to think twice before calling CPS about morbid obesity
AAP Grand Rounds , Oct. 2011: 26(4)48
Parental Refusals of Recommended Medical Interventions in Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-based Textbook
Cambridge University Press , Oct. 2011: 14-7
Parental Refusals of Vaccination and School Vaccine Mandates: Balancing Parental Freedom, Child Welfare, and Public Health in Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-based Textbook
Cambridge University Press , Oct. 2011: 205-10
The Impaired, Incompetent, and Unethical Provider in Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-based Textbook
Cambridge University Press , Oct. 2011: 231-34
When Institutional, Professional, and Public Health Obligations Conflict: The Controversial Case of Youth Boxing in Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-based Textbook
Cambridge University Press , Oct. 2011: 211-14
Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-based Textbook
Cambridge University Press , Oct. 2011
Adolescent refusal of lifesaving treatment: are we asking the right questions?
Adolescent medicine: state of the art reviews , Aug. 2011: 22(2)213-28
Policy Statement: Consent for emergency medical services for children and adolescents.
Pediatrics , Aug. 2011: 128(2)427-33
Clinical Report: Maternal-Fetal Intervention and Fetal Care Centers
Pediatrics , Aug. 2011: 128e473-78
Examining the Quest to Eliminate Discrepancies in IRB Decisions
AJOB Primary Research , Aug. 2011: 2(2)34-6
Revisiting the best interest standard: uses and misuses.
The Journal of clinical ethics , June 2011: 22(2)128-33
Mind the gap and narrowing it: family presence during pediatric resuscitation and invasive procedures.
Resuscitation , June 2011: 82(6)655-6
Waitress in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies
Oxford University Press , May 2011: 186-91
Pediatric ethics guidelines for hereditary medullary thyroid cancer.
International journal of pediatric endocrinology , March 2011: 847603
Not Just a Bad Apple, but a Bad Barrel: The Biomedical Research System in the Wake of Wakefield
BMJ , Jan. 22, 2011: 342179 - 80
Bone Marrow Donation Between Siblings Living in Different Families
Pediatrics , Jan. 2011: 127(1)158-62

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Child Brain Development: Implications for Consent, Assent, and Refusal of Life-Saving InterventionsPediatric Grand Rounds, Montreal Childrens Hospital/McGill UniversityMontreal, CanadaDec. 5, 2012
Vaccine Hesitancy8th Annual New Jersey Vaccines for Children ConferenceEast Windsor, NJNov. 11, 2012
Eyes Wide Open: Physicians and Industry RelationshipsPediatric Grand Rounds, Yale UniversityNew Haven, CTOct. 31, 2012
In Case You Missed It: Interesting Articles from AAP Grand RoundsAmerican Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and ExhibitionNew Orleans, LAOct. 21, 2012
Making Assent Meaningful in Research Involving ChildrenAnnual Ethics and Compliance in Oncology Research ConferenceHouston, TXOct. 7, 2012
The Adolescent Brain: OMG, What R They Thinking?Clinical Pediatric ConferenceVancouver, CanadaOct. 5, 2012
Breathing Sense into Croup and AsthmaClinical Pediatric ConferenceVancouver, CanadaOct. 5, 2012
Ethical Issues when Parents Refuse VaccinesAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Nevada Chapter, Fifth Annual MeetingLas Vegas, NVAug. 11, 2012
When our Patients Wander off the Trail: Lessons from Wilderness MishapsPediatric Grand Rounds, University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, NCMay 17, 2012
Ethical Issues in the Management of Puberty and Fertility in Mentally Challenged ChildrenBioethics Grand Rounds, University of KentuckyLexington, KYMay 15, 2012
Adolescent Patients Refusal of Recommended Medical TherapyAmerican Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Annual MeetingNew Orleans, LAMay 10, 2012
Understanding Disagreement and Resolving ConflictIdaho Society for Respiratory Care Annual State ConferenceBoise, IDApril 24, 2012
Pediatric Respiratory EmergenciesIdaho Society for Respiratory Care Annual State ConferenceBooise, IDApril 24, 2012
When Parents and Providers Disagree: Understanding and Responding to Conflicts in the Care of ChildrenPediatric Grand Rounds/Visiting Professor, University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, NCNov. 2, 2011 - Nov. 4, 2011
Consent, Confidentiality, and the Clap: Ethical Controversies in Pediatric Emergency MedicineAmerican Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and ExhibitionBoston, MAOct. 15, 2011 - Oct. 17, 2011
Difficult Parents/Difficult PatientsAmerican Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and ExhibitionBoston, MAOct. 15, 2011 - Oct. 17, 2011
Ethical Issues in the Management of Puberty and Fertility in Children with Chronic Disabilities93rd Annual Meeting and Expo of The Endocrine SocietyBoston, MAJune 7, 2011
When Parents and Providers Disagree: Understanding and Responding to Conflicts in the Medical Care of ChildrenChildrens Hospital at Dartmouth Pediatric Grand RoundsLebanon, NHMay 11, 2011
Stopping Growth Hormone Therapy: How Tall is Tall Enough?Pediatric Academic Societies MeetingDenver, COMay 1, 2011 - May 3, 2011
Are IRBs Seriously Outmoded? A DebatePediatric Academic Societies MeetingDenver, COMay 1, 2011 - May 3, 2011
Rising to the Occasion: Strategies for Communicating with Vaccine Hesitant ParentsPediatric Academic Societies MeetingDenver, COMay 1, 2011 - May 3, 2011
Ethics in Pediatrics: When can a Parent Decline Treatment for a Child?National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical MeetingLas Vegas, NVApril 28, 2011
Who Decides? Understanding Autonomy and Ethical Decision-making for Children and Adults with Developmental DisabilitiesThe California Endowment Center for Healthy CommunitiesLos Angeles, CAApril 15, 2011
Eyes Wide Open: Physicians and IndustrySinai Hospital Internal Medicine Grand RoundsBaltimore, MDMarch 24, 2011
Keynote: Adolescent Patients: Assent and ConfidentialitySt. Lukes Childrens Hospital Pediatric Bioethics ConferenceBoise, IDJan. 28, 2011 - Jan. 29, 2011
What is Futility?St. Lukes Childrens Hospital Pediatric Bioethics ConferenceBoise, IDJan. 28, 2011 - Jan. 29, 2011
Whats "Hot: in Pediatric BioethicsSt. Lukes Childrens Hospital Pediatric Bioethics ConferenceBoise, IDJan. 28, 2011 - Jan. 29, 2011

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Parental Permission and Adolescent Assent and Decision-Making in Clinical Research NIH Clinical Center $29,000.00June 1, 2009

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.7.520 - Emergency Medicine
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-2599

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
CB-11
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-454-4644
Seattle Children's Research Institute
JMB - 6 - Clinical and Translational Research
1900 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206-987-4346

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