The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics is committed to training clinicians for academic careers in bioethics to ensure that the next generation of scholars, teachers and consultants are able to engage in pediatric bioethics issues and to encourage medical students and residents to consider careers in bioethics.
We will engage students and healthcare professionals in reasoning and problem solving that draws heavily on the knowledge base of ethics-related disciplines. We reject both the absolutist view that there is only one right answer and the relativistic view that all answers are as good as any others.
We provide materials using cases and discussion points for education and training of health professionals and students.
Our two-year bioethics fellowship emphasizes pediatric issues in the clinical and research arenas. The goal is to prepare physicians for academic careers.
Each year, the Center for Pediatric Bioethics sponsors three to four presentations that focus on ethical issues in medicine.
Treuman Katz, president emeritus of Seattle Children’s, retired in September 2005 as president and chief executive officer. The bioethics center was named in his honor, including the establishment of the annual Treuman Katz Lectureship in Pediatric Bioethics.
Our annual conference explores some of the most pressing pediatric bioethics questions. Watch videos and presentations from past conferences in our archives.