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.
Walter JK, Rosenberg AR, Feudtner C. Tackling Taboo Topics: How to Have Effective Advanced Care Planning Discussions with Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 May 1;167(5):489-90.
Mann PC, Woodrum DE, Wilfond BS.
Fuzzy Images: Ethical Implications of Using Routine Neuroimaging in Premature Neonates to Predict Neurologic Outcomes. J Pediatr. 2013 Apr 26.
Yu JH, Jamal SM, Tabor HK, Bamshad MJ. Self-guided management of exome and whole-genome sequencing results: changing the results return model. Genet Med. 2013 Apr 25.
Opel DJ, Taylor JA, Phillipi CA, Diekema DS. The Intersection of Evidence and Values in Clinical Guidelines: Who Decides What Constitutes Acceptable Risk in the Care of Children? Hospital Pediatrics 2013; 3(2): 87-91.
Doorenbos AZ, Starks H, Bourget E, McMullan DM, Lewis-Newby M, Rue TC, Lindhorst T, Aisenberg E, Oman N, Curtis JR, Hays R, and the Seattle Ethics In ECLS (SEE) Consortium (Jonna D Clark, Harris P Baden, Thomas V Brogan, Jane L Di Gennaro, Robert Mazor, Joan S Roberts, Jessica Turnbull, and Benjamin S Wilfond.) Examining Palliative Care Team Involvement in Automatic Consultations for Children on Extracorporeal Life Support in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Palliat Med. 2013 Mar 29.
Clark JD, Dudzinski DM.
The culture of dysthanasia: attempting CPR in terminally ill children. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar;131(3):572-80. Epub 2013 Feb 4.
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Our Experts in the Media
- No shot, no doc: Pediatricians refuse unvaccinated kids09.1.11Seattle Children's Dr. Douglas Diekema comments on a growing controversial trend of pediatricians dropping patients whose parents refuse to allow their children to be vaccinated. The AAP, which supports universal immunization, says refusal to immunize should not be the only reason a doctor turns a family away.
- Washington State Raises Bar For Parents To Skip Kids' Vaccinations09.30.11Seattle Children's Dr. Douglas Diekema discusses a new Washington state law requiring parents who don't want to meet state immunization requirements for school to obtain a certificate of exemption from a licensed health care provider.
- More Doctors 'Fire' Vaccine Refusers03.20.12Some pediatricians faced with parents who refuse to vaccinate their children out of concern it can cause autism or other problems increasingly are "firing" such families from their practices. Seattle Children’s Douglas Diekema wrote the American Academy of Pediatric's policy on working with vaccine refusers, which recommends providers address the issue at repeated visits, but respect parents' wishes unless it puts a child at risk of significant harm.