Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics Events
The Center for Pediatric Bioethics is committed to providing and promoting bioethics education in the form of lectures and discussions.
There are cases that test our moral values, raising complicated ethical issues in our day-to-day care of individual patients. Frequently, as they search for the proper course of action, clinicians and families seek advice from ethics committees or consultants. Yet, even when these situations are resolved, they may leave us feeling unsettled and uncertain. Did we do the right thing? Did we act in the best interests of all concerned? Could we have done more?
- Should a teenager be allowed to refuse a lifesaving blood transfusion on religious grounds?
- Should an organ transplant be performed over a family’s objections?
- Should Child Protective Services be encouraged to intervene when a family fails to address the eating habits of a morbidly obese child?
- Should healthcare professionals withdraw medical interventions against the wishes of a family?
At Seattle Children's Ninth Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference, leaders in the field of clinical ethics will come together in a case-based conference that will challenge and enlighten all involved.
"Cases That Keep Us Awake at Night: Challenges in Pediatric Bioethics" will take place in Seattle on July 19 and 20.
Online registration will begin in mid-January.