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.


Boss R, Nelson J, Weissman D, Campbell M, Curtis R, Frontera J, Gabriel M, Lustbader D, Mosenthal A, Mulkerin C, Puntillo K, Ray D, Bassett R, Brasel K, Hays R. Integrating Palliative Care into the PICU: A Report from the Improving Palliative Care in the ICU Advisory Board. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul 30.

Rosenberg AR, Orellana L, Kang TI, Geyer JR, Feudtner C, Dussel V, Wolfe J. Differences in Parent-Provider Concordance Regarding Prognosis and Goals of Care Among Children with Advanced Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 14.

Crouch J, Yu JH, Shankar AG, Tabor HK. "We Don't Know Her History, Her Background": Adoptive Parents' Perspectives on Whole Genome Sequencing Results. J Genet Couns. 2014 Jul 12.

Burns JP, Sellers DE, Meyer EC, Lewis-Newby M, Truog RD. Epidemiology of Death in the PICU at Five U.S. Teaching Hospitals. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun 27.

JC Kett, DE Woodrum and DS Diekema. A Survey of Fetal Care Centers in the United States. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2014 May 13.

Taylor HA, Kuwana E, Wilfond BS. The ethics of disclosing to research subjects the availability of off-label marketed drugs. Am J Bioeth. 2014 Apr;14(4):51.

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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