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Welcome to the Bogetz Lab!

Our focus is on improving serious illness care for children and their families. Specifically, our work centers on children with complex chronic conditions, including children with severe neurologic impairment. Children with severe neurologic impairment have a wide variety of central nervous system conditions that impact their cognitive and physical function and that often result in chronic technology use and complex medical needs.

From families, we have learned about the extraordinary caregiving responsibilities as well as the joys and meaning-making associated with being a parent of a child with special needs. We also have learned about some of the challenges parents experience in the healthcare setting such as the advocacy and vigilance required to ensure their child receives the best care possible.

Additionally, we have learned about opportunities to enhance the ways in which children with severe neurologic impairment and their parents are heard and understood by clinicians. Our research focuses on addressing these issues and ways to bolster the care experiences of children with severe neurologic impairment, their families, and their clinicians. We do this by developing interventions to support high quality communication and family-centered care.


We are very grateful to our funders and those who support our research. Our current projects within the Bogetz Lab include:

  1. Cambia Health Foundation
    • $1,200,000 total/20% Effort
    • 9/1/20–08/31/23
    • Implementing and Disseminating Quality Metrics and Educational Programs for Primary and Specialty Pediatric Palliative Care
    • Role: Co-PI
  2. National Palliative Care Research Center
    • $197,558 total
    • 07/01/21–06/30/23
    • A Photo-Narrative Intervention Among Parents of Children with Severe Neurological Impairment
    • Grant aims to refine and pilot the novel “What Is Important to Us” photo-narrative intervention that facilitates parent-centered communication about the child’s health and the parent’s strengths.
    • Role: PI
  3. Seattle Children’s Research Integration Hub
    • $9,860 total
    • 11/15/21–11/14/2022
    • Exploring the Feasibility, Validity, and Reliability of the Collection of End-of-Life Quality Measure Data in Children with Serious Illness
    • Role: PI
  4. University of Alabama at Birmingham/American Cancer Society
    • $24,3963 total
    • 07/01/22-06/01/26
    • Quality of End-of-Life Care for Children with Cancer: Can we Measure it?
    • This grant aims to examine the quality of end of life (EOL) care received by children with cancer and identify disparities.
      Role: Cite PI
  5. National Insitutes of Health
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
    • $796,684 total
    • 6/21/2022-6/20/2026
    • A Novel Photo-Narrative Communication Intervention Among Parents of Children with Severe Neurological Impairment in the ICU
    • This grant aims to develop a communication intervention that bolsters parents’ ability to share their perspectives, needs, and values with clinicians in the ICU
    • Role: PI

Highlighted Publications

  1. Bogetz JF, Bogetz AL, Bergman D, Turner T, Blankenburg R, Ballantine A. Challenges and potential solutions to educating learners about pediatric complex care. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Nov-Dec; 14(6):603-9. PMID: 25132324.
  2. Bogetz J, Trowbridge A, Kingsley J, et al. Stuck Moments and Silver-Linings: The Spectrum of Adaptation Among Non-Bereaved and Bereaved Parents of Adolescents and Young Adults With Advanced Cancer [published online ahead of print, 2021 Mar 26]. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021;S0885-3924(21)00269-4. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.03.015.
  3. Bogetz JF, Revette A, DeCourcey DD. Clinical Care Strategies That Support Parents of Children With Complex Chronic Conditions [published online ahead of print, 2021 Apr 5]. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021;10.1097/PCC.0000000000002726. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000002726. Pediatr Crit Care Med Editor’s Choice Award July 2021.
  4. Bogetz JF, Trowbridge A, Lewis H, et al. Parents Are the Experts: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Parents of Children with Severe Neurological Impairment During Decision-Making [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jun 17]. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021;S0885-3924(21)00387-0.
  5. Bogetz JF, Trowbridge A, Lewis H, Jonas D, Hauer J, Rosenberg AR. Forming Clinician-Parent Therapeutic Alliance for Children With Severe Neurologic Impairment [published online ahead of print, 2022 Feb 10]. Hosp Pediatr. 2022;e2021006316. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2021-006316

View a full list of Dr. Bogetz’s publications on MyBibliography.

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Contact Us

Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

For questions or inquiries,
call: 206-884-8355.

Physical Address

1900 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

Mailing Address

PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145-5005

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