Pediatric Ethics Essay Contest Winners


2015 Essay Contest Winner

1st Place - Heidi Kamrath, DO, FAAP
"Decision Making in the Grey Zone"

2nd Place- Stephanie Kukora, MD, FAAP
"The Future Comprehensive Counseling: Beyond Quoting Statistics"

2014 Essay Contest Winner

Jorge Alberto Ramos-Guerrero, MD (author) & Regina Okhuysen-Cawley, MD (translator)
"Living and Dying in Myan" PDF



2013 Essay Contest Winner

1st Place - Kathryn Shipp, MD, FAAP
"Doing Everything is an Easy Thing to Do" PDF

2013 Honorable Mentions

Bonnie Arzuaga, MD, FAAP
"What Difference Does a Day Make?" PDF

Jessica Brunkhorst, MD, FAAP
"Then and Now: 50 years of Neonatal Medicine and Ethics" PDF

Soo Hyun Kwon, MD, FAAP
"Diagnostic imperative meets parental autonomy: the shared decision making continuum" PDF

Erin Talati, MD, FAAP
"Palliation as Innovation: Balancing Non-Abandonment and Primum Non Nocere" PDF


Meaghann Weaver, MD
"An Agrarian Analogy: Seeking, Stumbling, Shepherding in Medicine"
PDF



2012 Essay Contest Winners

1st Place - Matthew Brothers, MD
"The Complexity of Anonymity" PDF

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?" PDF


2011 Essay Contest Winners

1st Place - Scott Pugh, MD, FAAP
“For Paternalism’s Sake” PDF

Tie for 2nd Place:

Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, MPH and Justin Baker, MD, FAAP

“Pediatric POLST: Getting it Right in the Emergency Department” PDF

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, MD, FAAP
“The Good Samaritan” PDF



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" PDF

2nd Place - Sid Johnson, MD, FACS
"Adolescent Bariatric Procedures: Do Ethics Influence the Surgical Options?" PDF

Tie for 3rd Place:

Ari Reichstein, MD

"ECMO, Evidence, and the Marginal Candidate: Navigating Uncertainty at the Extremes of Care" PDF

Shawn Safford, MD
"Ethics of Disaster Medicine in Haiti" PDF



2009 Essay Contest Winners

1st Place - Sabrina Derrington, MD, FAAP
"Advocating Autonomy: Fulfilling Our Duty to Adolescents at the End of Life" PDF

2nd Place - Herbert Joseph Bonifacio, MD
"A Difficult Position: To Confirm or Deny an Adolescent Patient's 'Friend' Request" PDF


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