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Kamin, D. Ethical Issues in Patient Care. In: Duggan C, Jaksic T, Gura K, editors.Clinical Management of Intestinal Failure. CRC Press. 2012.

Kesselheim, J. Education in Professionalism

Harrison C., Laussen P.  Controversy Consensus on pDCD

Steve Brown, MD

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Pediatrics Based Fetal Care Unanswered Ethical Questions

Brown, SD., Mitchell, C., Sayeed, S.,et al. Consulting Pediatricians and Judges: Differing Attitudes of Fetal Care Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists,Pediatrics 2012

Brown, SD, Ecker JL, Ward, JRM, Halpern EF, Sayeed SA, Buchmiller TL, Mitchell C, Donelan K.  Prenatally diagnosed fetal conditions in the age of fetal care:  does who counsels matter?  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2012,  e1-e11

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Jeff Burns, MD, MPH

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Burns J, Mitchell C.  Do not resuscitate orders and redirection of treatment. Chapter 9 in End of Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, ed by S. Friedman and D. Helm. Washington DC: AAIDD, 2010: 147-160

Diamond DA, Burns JP, Mitchell C, Lamb K, Kartashov AI, Retik AB.  Sex Assignment for Newborns with Ambiguous Genitalia and Exposure to Fetal Testosterone:  Attitudes and Practices of Pediatric Urologists. The Journal of  Pediatrics2006;148:445-9

Burns J, Mitchell C.  Is there Consensus about End-of-Life Care in Pediatrics?Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2005: 157,  889-891

Burns J, Mitchell, C. Griffin, J. Truog, R. End-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit: attitudes and practices of pediatric critical care physicians and nurses.Critical Care Medicine, 2001 Mar 29 (3): 658-664

Burns JP, Mitchell C, Outwater KM, Geller M, Griffith JL, Todres ID, Truog RD. End-of-Life Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit after the Forgoing of Life-Sustaining Treatment: Attitudes and Practices of Pediatric Critical Care Physicians and Nurses,Critical Care Medicine, 2000 Aug 28(8), 3060-6.  Comment in: Critical Care Medicine, 2000 Aug 28(8): 3122-3

Rosenbaum G, Burns J, Mitchell C, Robinson M, Truog R. Autopsy Consent Practice at US Teaching Hospitals: Results of a National Survey, Archives of Internal Medicine, 160(3), 374-80, Feb. 14, 2000

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David Diamond, MD

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Diamond, DA. Ecker, J. Holm, I., Kornetsky, S., Mitchell, C., Spack, N. Not Fetal Cosmetology, Bioethics Forum,  03/08/2010 http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=4528

Diamond DA, Burns JP, Mitchell C, Lamb K, Kartashov AI, Retik AB.  Sex Assignment for Newborns with Ambiguous Genitalia and Exposure to Fetal Testosterone:  Attitudes and Practices of Pediatric Urologists. The Journal of  Pediatrics2006;148:445-9.

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Judith Johnson

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Johnson Mitchell Nutrition and Hydration

Rosenbaum G., Burns J., Johnson J., Mitchell C., Robinson M., Truog R. Autopsy Consent Practice at US Teaching Hospitals: Results of a National Survey, Archives of Internal Medicine, 160(3), 374-80, Feb. 14, 2000

Truog R., Burns J., MD, Mitchell C., Johnson J., Robinson  W. Pharmacologic Paralysis and Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilation at the End of Life, The New England Journal of Medicine, 342(7), 508-511, Feb. 17, 2000.

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Christine Mitchell, RN, MS, MTS, FAAN

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Mitchell C, Truog R. Series Editors, Cases from the Harvard Ethics Consortium, The Journal of Clinical Ethics,  2002-ongoing

Trachsel M, Mitchell C, Biller-Andorno N. Advance directives—conflict between individualism and paternalism, chapter for publication in Advance Directives: Ethical Issues from an International Perspective, by Lack, P., Biller-Andorno, N., & Brauer, S. (Eds.). Berlin: Springer, forthcoming 2013

Trachsel M, Mitchell C, Biller-Andorno N.  Decision-making incapacity at the end of life:  conceptual and ethical challenges.  Bioethics Forum, 2012

Brown SD, Mitchell C, Sayeed SA, et al. Consulting Pediatricians and Judges: Differing Attitudes of Fetal Care Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists,Pediatrics 2012

Streuli, J, Kohler, B, Werner-Rosen, K, Mitchell C.  DSD and Professionalism from a Multilateral View - Supplementing the consensus statement on the basis of a qualitative survey. Advances in Urology. 206; 2012

Brown, SD, Ecker JL, Ward, JRM, Halpern EF, Sayeed SA, Buchmiller TL, Mitchell C, Donelan K.  Prenatally diagnosed fetal conditions in the age of fetal care:  does who counsels matter?  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2012,  e1-e11

Burns J, Mitchell C.  Do not resuscitate orders and redirection of treatment. Chapter 9 in End of Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, ed by S. Friedman and D. Helm. Washington DC: AAIDD; 147-160; 2010

Diamond D, Ecker J,  Holm I, Kornetsky S, Mitchell C, Spack N. Not Fetal Cosmetology, Bioethics Forum,  03/08/2010 http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=4528

Truog R, Mitchell C.  Futility—From Hospital Policies to State Laws, The American Journal of Bioethics. 6 (5), 2006, 19-21

Diamond DA, Burns JP, Mitchell C, Lamb K, Kartashov AI, Retik AB.  Sex Assignment for Newborns with Ambiguous Genitalia and Exposure to Fetal Testosterone:  Attitudes and Practices of Pediatric Urologists. The Journal of  Pediatrics2006;148:445-9

Burns J, Mitchell C.  Is there Consensus about End-of-Life Care in Pediatrics?Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2005: 157,  889-891

Mitchell, Christine. Excerpts from the Ethics Consult Report: MT, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 15 (3), 2004, 302-306

Mitchell C, Truog R. Seeking Blinded Consent, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 14 (1-2), 2003, 88-89

Mitchell, Christine.  Help with the Hardest Decisions, Dream, Boston: Children’s Hospital, 2003

Mitchell C, Truog, R. A Bridge to Nowhere, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 14 (3):189; 2003

Mitchell C, Truog R. Irene’s Story, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 13 (3):230-231; 2002

Burns J, Mitchell C, Griffin J,Truog, R. End-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit: attitudes and practices of pediatric critical care physicians and nurses. Critical Care Medicine, 2001 Mar 29 (3): 658-664

Mitchell, Christine. The Moral of the Story, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 13 (2): 153-159; 2002

Mitchell, Christine. An Epilogue to “Jamie’s Story,” The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 13 (2):151-153; 2002

Mitchell, Christine. When Living Is a Fate Worse Than Death, Newsweek, August 28, 2000. (p12)

Mitchell C, Truog R. From the Files of a Pediatric Ethics Committee, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 11(2):112-120; 2000

Truog R,  Mitchell C, Guest Editors, Special Issue on Ethics in Pediatrics, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 11 (2); Summer 2000

Burns JP, Mitchell C, Outwater KM, Geller M, Griffith JL, Todres ID, Truog RD. End-of-Life Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit after the Forgoing of Life-Sustaining Treatment: Attitudes and Practices of Pediatric Critical Care Physicians and Nurses,Critical Care Medicine.  Aug 28, 2000  (8); 3060-6.
Comment in: Critical Care Medicine, 2000 Aug 28(8): 3122-3

Rosenbaum G, Burns J, Johnson J, Mitchell C, Robinson M, Truog R. Autopsy Consent Practice at US Teaching Hospitals: Results of a National Survey, Archives of Internal Medicine, 160(3), 374-80, Feb. 14, 2000

Wharton R, Mitchell C, et al. The Child Health Advisory Plan: A Health Care Directive for Families. 1994

Coordinating Council on Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment Decision Making by the Courts, Guidelines for State Court Decision Making in Authorizing or Withholding Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment, first edition 1991, Revised second edition 1993. (St. Paul, Minnesota, West Publishing Co.)

Truog R, Berde CB, Mitchell C, Grier HE. Barbiturates in the Care of the Terminally Ill,New England Journal of Medicine. 327:1678-1682, December 3, 1992

Caron E, Mitchell C. Her Only Chance, American Journal of Nursing September 1991

Mitchell, Christine. Ethical Dilemmas, Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 2:3, 427-430, September 1990

Mitchell, Christine. On Heroes and Villains in the Linares Drama, Law, Medicine and Health Care, 17:4, January 1990

Erikson I, Mitchell C. Which Child Gets the Transplant? American Journal of Nursing287-288, March 1988

Mitchell C, Smith L. If It's AIDS, Please Don't Tell, American Journal of Nursing, 911-14, July 1987

Mitchell, C. Rutherford, PA. Dilemmas in Practice: The Fragile Survivor, The American Journal of Nursing, 603-606, May 1987

Mitchell, Christine. Steadying the Hand that Feeds, American Journal of Nursing, 293-96, March 1987

Mitchell, C. The Nurse-Patient Relationship: A Source of Some Moral Duties, The Connecticut Scholar, 1986

Mitchell, Christine. Considering the Principle of Fidelity, Nursing Life, 26-30, September/October 1986

Mitchell, Christine. Considering the Principle of Justice, Nursing Life, 50-54, May/June 1986

Mitchell, Christine. Considering the Principle of Autonomy, Nursing Life, 26-30, March/April 1986

Mitchell, Christine. Considering the Principle of Beneficence, Nursing Life, 18-23, January/February 1986

Mitchell, Christine. Ethical Issues in Neonatal Nursing, The Practice of Perinatal/Neonatal Nursing: A Clinical Handbook. Angelini, D., Knapp, CW, Gibes, R. (eds), Boston, MA: Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc. 1986: 429-437

Report of the Special Committee on Biomedical Ethics(Chair, Hoffman P, Mitchell C.  Values in Conflict: Resolving Ethical Issues in Hospital Care. Chicago, IL, American Hospital Association, 1985. (2nd edition completed 1993)

Mitchell C, Achtenberg B. Study Guide: Code Gray - Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing, Fanlight Productions, Boston, MA. 1984

Mitchell, Christine. Care of Severely Impaired Infant Raises Ethical Issues, The American Nurse Mitchell16(3) 1984

Mitchell, Christine. Legal, Medical and Ethical Problems of the Baby Jane Doe Issue: A Nurse's Reaction.  Law, Science, and Technology Monograph Series. Levandoski, D. and Seitz, P. (eds), Concord, NH, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1984

Mitchell C, Shaw SM. Infant Death Problem Must Go Beyond the Nursery, Boston Globe, p 25, March 1983

Mitchell, Christine. Integrity in Interprofessional Relationships in Responsibility in Health Care, Philosophy and Medicine Series, Agich, GJ, (Ed), Boston, MA and Dordrecht, Holland, D. Reidel Publishing, 163-184, 1982. [Reprinted in Edwards, RB and Graber, GC. Bioethics, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers, 63-72, 1989]

Mitchell, Christine. New Directions in Nursing Ethics, The Massachusetts Nurse, July 1981

Mitchell, Christine. The Infertile Family in Chapter 1 Prenatal Health, Part II Maternity Nursing in Blakiston Handbook of Clinical Nursing, 1st edition. Dickson, J, et al (eds.). NY, McGraw-Hill Book Co, 1979

Lacasse (Mitchell) Christine. A Dying Adolescent, American Journal of Nursing, 433-34, March 1975

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Sadath Sayeed 

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Sayeed Moral and Legal Status

The Forgoing of Life Sustaining Treatment for Children

Brown S., Mitchell C., Sayeed S., et al. Consulting Pediatricians and Judges: Differing Attitudes of Fetal Care Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists, Pediatrics2012

Sayeed S. Assessing the modified youngest-first principle and the idea of non-persons at the bedside: a clinical perspective. American Journal of Bioethics, 10(4):52-54, 2010.

Sayeed S. Teaching ethics and trading organs. Indian J of Medical Ethics. 2009; 6(1) 25-7.

Miljeteig I., Sayeed S., Jesani A., Johansson K.J., and Norheim O.F. Different limits, different reasons: impact of economics and ethics on end-of-life decision-making in an Indian neonatal unit. Pediatrics 2009;124;e322-e328.

Sayeed S. Reflections on home-based neonatal care in Gadchrioli. Indian J of Medical Ethics. 2009; 6(4) 202-5.

Sayeed S. The Infant’s Own Perspective and the Problem of Non-Identity. Georgia State Law Review. Summer 2009, Vol 25 (4) pp. 865-900.

Sayeed S. The marginally viable newborn: legal challenges, conceptual inadequacies, and reasonableness. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. 2006;34:3.

Sayeed S. Baby Doe Redux? The Department of Health and Human Services and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002: a cautionary note on normative neonatal practicePediatrics. 2005;116(4).

Schwartz D., Quinn T., Thorne P., Sayeed  S.,  Yi  A. and Krieg A. CpG motifs in bacterial DNA cause inflammation in the lower respiratory tract. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 1997; 100:1, 68-73.

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Robert Truog

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Truog 2007 Tackling Medical Futility in Texas
 

Mitchell, C. Truog, R. Series Editors, Cases from the Harvard Ethics Consortium, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 2002-ongoing

Truog RD. Brain death – too flawed to endure, too ingrained to abandon. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 2007; 35(2):273-281

Truog RD, Christ G, Browning DM, Meyer EC. Sudden traumatic death in children: “we did everything, but your child didn’t survive”. JAMA 2006; 295(22):2646-2654

Truog RD, Brock DW, Cook DJ, Danis M, Luce JM, Rubenfeld GD, Levy MM. Rationing in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine 2006; 34(4):958-963

Truog RD, Meyer EC, Burns JP. Toward interventions to improve end-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine 2006; 34(11 Suppl):S373-S379

Truog, RD & Mitchell, C.  Futility—From Hospital Policies to State Laws, The American Journal of Bioethics. 6 (5), 2006, 19-21

Truog RD, Cochrane TI. Refusal of hydration and nutrition: Irrelevance of the “artificial” versus “natural” distinction. Archives of Internal Medicine 2005; 165:2574-2576

Truog RD. The ethics of organ donation by living donors. New England Journal of Medicine 2005; 353(5):444-446.

Mitchell, C. Truog, R. Seeking Blinded Consent, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 14 (1-2), 2003, 88-89

Hardart GE, Truog RD. Attitudes and preferences of intensivists regarding the role of family interests in medical decision making for incompetent patients (Feature Article).Critical Care Medicine 2003; 31(7):1895-1900

Hardart MK, Truog RD. Spinal muscular atrophy–type I: The challenge of defining a child’s best interests. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2003; 88(10):848-850.

Mitchell, C. Truog, R. A Bridge to Nowhere, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 14 (3),  2003, 189

Hardart MK, Burns JP, Truog RD. Respiratory support in spinal muscular atrophy type I: a survey of physician practices and attitudes. Pediatrics 2002; 110(2 Pt 1):e24

Meyer EC, Burns JP, Griffith JL, Truog RD. Parental perspectives on end-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine 2002; 30(1):226-231

Mitchell, C. Truog, R. Irene’s Story, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 13 (3), 2002, 230-231

Burns JP, Mitchell C, Griffith JL, Truog RD. End-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit: attitudes and practices of pediatric critical care physicians and nurses.Critical Care Medicine 2001; 29(3):658-664

Truog RD, Cist AF, Brackett SE, Burns JP, Curley MA, Danis M, DeVita MA, Rosenbaum SH, Rothenberg DM, Sprung CL, Webb SA, Wlody GS, Hurford WE.Recommendations for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: The Ethics Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Critical Care Medicine 2001; 29(12):2332-2348.

Truog RD, Burns JP, Mitchell C, Johnson J, Robinson W. Pharmacologic paralysis and withdrawal of mechanical ventilation at the end of life. New England Journal of Medicine 2000; 342(7):508-511.

Truog, R.  Mitchell, C. Guest Editors, Special Issue on Ethics in Pediatrics, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 11 (2), Summer 2000

Rosenbaum, G. Burns, J. Johnson, J. Mitchell, C. Robinson, M. Truog, R. Autopsy Consent Practice at US Teaching Hospitals: Results of a National Survey, Archives of Internal Medicine, 160(3), 374-80, Feb. 14, 2000

Truog, R. Berde, CB. Mitchell, C. Grier, HE. Barbiturates in the Care of the Terminally Ill, New England Journal of Medicine, 327:1678-1682, December 3, 1992

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