Pediatric Ethics Essay Contest Winners
2014 Essay Contest Winner
Jorge Alberto Ramos-Guerrero, MD (author) & Regina Okhuysen-Cawley, MD (translator)
"Living and Dying in Myan"
2013 Essay Contest Winner
1st Place - Kathryn Shipp, MD, FAAP
"Doing Everything is an Easy Thing to Do"
2013 Honorable Mentions
Bonnie Arzuaga, MD, FAAP
"What Difference Does a Day Make?"
Jessica Brunkhorst, MD, FAAP
"Then and Now: 50 years of Neonatal Medicine and Ethics"
Soo Hyun Kwon, MD, FAAP
"Diagnostic imperative meets parental autonomy: the shared decision making continuum"
Erin Talati, MD, FAAP
"Palliation as Innovation: Balancing Non-Abandonment and Primum Non Nocere"
Meaghann Weaver, MD
"An Agrarian Analogy: Seeking, Stumbling, Shepherding in Medicine"
2012 Essay Contest Winners
1st Place - Matthew Brothers, MD
"The Complexity of Anonymity"
2nd Place - Bernadette Pfang
"To the Heart of the Problem: Dare We Seek A Unified Approach Towards Treatment of Neonates with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome?"
2011 Essay Contest Winners
1st Place - Scott Pugh, MD, FAAP
“For Paternalism’s Sake”
Tie for 2nd Place:
Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, MPH and Justin Baker, MD, FAAP
“Pediatric POLST: Getting it Right in the Emergency Department”
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, MD, FAAP
“The Good Samaritan”
2010 Essay Contest Winners
1st Place - Aviva Katz, MD
"Thoughts on Ethical Issues Encountered at a High Tech Intersection:
Antenatal Diagnosis and Counseling and ART"
2nd Place - Sid Johnson, MD, FACS
"Adolescent Bariatric Procedures: Do Ethics Influence the Surgical Options?"
Tie for 3rd Place:
Ari Reichstein, MD
"ECMO, Evidence, and the Marginal Candidate: Navigating Uncertainty at the Extremes of Care"
Shawn Safford, MD
"Ethics of Disaster Medicine in Haiti"
2009 Essay Contest Winners
1st Place - Sabrina Derrington, MD, FAAP
"Advocating Autonomy: Fulfilling Our Duty to Adolescents at the End of Life"
2nd Place - Herbert Joseph Bonifacio, MD
"A Difficult Position: To Confirm or Deny an Adolescent Patient's 'Friend' Request"
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