Pediatric Ethics Essay Contest
Submissions for the 2013 Pediatric Ethics Essay Contest are now open. Click here for more information.
Below are winning essays from previous years:
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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