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Welcome to the Kett Lab

The Kett Lab’s primary research interest is the intersection between bioethics and palliative care—particularly for critically ill newborns. Dr. Kett appreciates the opportunity to consider challenging questions about communication, medical decision making and health equity as they apply to pediatrics. It is an honor to collaborate with brilliant colleagues in thinking about these difficult questions.

Highlighted Publications

  1. A 2020 Executive Order That Threatens Progress in Shared Decision-Making.
    Kett JC, Olszewski AE, Diekema DS, Wilfond BS, Wightman A. Pediatrics. 2021 May;147(5):e2020038794. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-038794. Epub 2021 Apr 2. PMID: 33811178 No abstract available.
  2. The Shameful Grief of Unimportant Losses.
    Kett JC, J Palliat Med. 2021 Jan;24(1):137. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0339. Epub 2020 Jun 16. PMID: 32552374 No abstract available.
  3. Cultural Responsiveness and Palliative Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    Patneaude A, Kett J. Palliat Med Rep. 2020 Aug 20;1(1):171-173. doi: 10.1089/pmr.2020.0049. eCollection 2020. PMID: 34223473 
  4. Who Is the Next "Baby Doe?" From Trisomy 21 to Trisomy 13 and 18 and Beyond.
    Kett JC. Pediatrics. 2020 Aug;146(Suppl 1):S9-S12. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-0818D.PMID: 32737226
  5. The legacy of language: Disfigurement bias in the NICU.
    Kett JC, Cunningham ML, Wightman A.Acta Paediatr. 2020 May;109(5):880-882. doi: 10.1111/apa.15236. Epub 2020 Mar 14. PMID: 32073682 No abstract available.

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Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics and Palliative Care

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