Responding to a Parental Request to Not Tell an Adolescent That She Has Cancer

  • May 25, 2017, 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Yoram Unguru 220x180Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA

Dr. Yoram Unguru is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai and core faculty at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University. He is also assistant professor in the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, and chairman of the ethics committee at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Unguru has published and spoken nationally on a wide range of issues in pediatric bioethics. His research interests include the role of children and clinicians in facilitating shared decision making, as well as research ethics, end-of-life decision making and ethics education. Unguru is a member of the Bioethics Steering Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group. Current research includes leading a transnational, multidisciplinary working group and allocation task force examining the ethical and policy implications of chemotherapy drug shortages in childhood cancer.

About Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Grand Rounds

The Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Grand Rounds engages the Seattle Children’s community around a challenging ethical issue, often inspired by recent clinical cases. The grand rounds are structured to be interactive. Typically, a Seattle Children’s clinician presents a hypothetical case to frame the ethical questions. A national expert then provides a commentary on the case, followed by a half hour for robust discussion involving the audience.

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatrics Bioethics is grateful for Jeff Sconyers and Debra Godfrey’s ongoing support of our educational activities in bioethics, which enables us to offer this thought-provoking series.

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