Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

The first of its kind in the nation, the Treuman Katz Center improves the lives of children and their families by addressing ethical questions that arise in pediatric care and research. Learn more.

Programs and Resources

The Treuman Katz Center serves as a national resource, helping physicians, researchers and policymakers advance their knowledge of bioethics and navigate complex moral dilemmas.

Center Highlights

Key Partnerships

Partnerships are an essential part of the Treuman Katz Center’s mission. Our researchers collaborate with colleagues across the nation and around the world in pursuit of answers to complex bioethics questions.

Our partners include the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), the Department of Bioethics and Humanities and the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality at the University of Washington and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences.

Publications

Jecker NS, Dudzinski DM, Diekema DS, Tonelli M. Ebola Virus Disease: Ethics and Emergency Medical Response Policy. Chest. 2015 Apr 9.

Kunz S, McAdams RM, Diekema DS, Opel DJ. A Quality of Life Quandary: A Framework for Navigating Parental Refusal of Treatment for Co-morbidities in Infants with Underlying Medical Conditions. Journal of Clinical Ethics. 2015 Spring; 26(1):16-23.

Stokke J, Sung L, Gupta A, Lindberg A, Rosenberg AR. Systematic review and meta-analysis of objective and subjective quality of life among pediatric, adolescent, and young adult bone tumor survivors. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2015 Mar 27.

Cho MK, Taylor H, McCormick JB, Anderson N, Barnard D, Boyle MB, Capron AM, Dorfman E, Havard K, Reider C, Sadler J, Schwartz P, Sharp RR, Danis M, Wilfond BS. Building a Central Repository for Research Ethics Consultation Data: A Proposal for a Standard Data Collection Tool. Clinical and Translational Science. 2015 Mar 10.

Rosenberg AR, Yi-Frazier JP, Eaton L, Wharton C, Cochrane K, Pihoker C, Baker KS, McCauley E. Promoting Resilience in Stress Management: A Pilot Study of a Novel Resilience-Promoting Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults With Serious Illness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2015 Feb 11.

Roberts JR, Thompson D, Rogacki B, Hale JJ, Jacobson RM, Opel DJ, Darden PM. Vaccine hesitancy among parents of adolescents and its association with vaccine uptake. Vaccine. 2015 Feb 7.

Bioethics Consultations

Our bioethicists provide practical guidance to families, providers, researchers and policymakers about patient care, public health and research issues. Our consultation service is available to colleagues throughout Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington, and we offer informal advice to people at outside institutions. Learn more about our services.

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