DENISE M. DUDZINSKI,
Office: A-204R Health Sciences Building
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Dr. Dudzinski is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Bioethics & Humanities, Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Law, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Washington. She received her PhD in Religion and Ethics from Vanderbilt University and her Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is Chief of the Ethics Consultation Service, Associate Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee, and Organizational Ethics Consultant at the University of Washington Medical Center. She also serves on the ethics committee at Harborview Medical Center. She was a member of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Task Force to update the Core Competencies in Health Care Ethics Consultation. She was Senior Fellow in Clinical and Research Ethics at Vanderbilt Center for Clinical and Research Ethics and Fellow in Transplant Ethics and Policy at Vanderbilt Transplant Center.
Dr. Dudzinski co-edited a book entitled Complex Ethics Consultations: Cases that Haunt Us published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. In addition to numerous book chapters, her articles, often pertaining to clinical and organizational ethics, have been published in the Hastings Center Report, Theoretical Medicine & Bioethics, The American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Clinical Ethics, and Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Dudzinski has developed an ethics curriculum for residency programs and teaches bioethics to health care providers, medical students, graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Washington and affiliated hospitals.
Her research includes: ethical issues in transplantation and destination therapy, large-scale adverse event disclosure, competent refusal of nursing care, methods and practices in ethics consultation, organizational ethics, literature and medicine, and ethical issues in end-of-life care.
- Dudzinski, DM, PC Hébert, MB Foglia, TH Gallagher. 2010. The Disclosure Dilemma – Large-Scale Adverse Events. The New England Journal of Medicine. 363:10, p. 978-986.
- Dudzinski, DM. “Euthanasia by Another Name? The Principle of Double Effect in Palliative Care” Ethics in Anesthesiology: A Case-Based Textbook. Edited by Gail Van Norman et al. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Dudzinski, DM. “Tethered to the Diving Bell: Respecting Autonomy by way of Vulnerability”. 2009. AMA Virtual Mentor.
- Ford, PJ & Dudzinski, DM. Eds. 2008. Complex Ethics Consultations: Cases that Haunt Us. Cambridge University Press.
- Dudzinski, DM, S. Shannon, & R. Tong. 2006. "Competent patient's refusal of nursing care" Hastings Center Report March/April 36:2, 14-15.
- Dudzinski, DM. 2006. "Ethics Guidelines for Destination Therapy". Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 81:1185-8.
- Dudzinski, DM 2006. "Compounding Vulnerability: Pregnancy and Schizophrenia." American Journal of Bioethics. March/April 6:2, W1-W14.
- Deming D, Fryer-Edwards K, Dudzinski D, Starks H, Culver J, Robins L, Burke W. Incorporating principles and practical wisdom in research ethics education. Academic Medicine. 2007 Jan;82(1):18-23.
- Ford, PJ and Dudzinski, DM. 2005. “Specters, Traces, and Regret in Ethics Consultation” Journal of Clinical Ethics. Fall 16:3, 193-195.
- Dudzinski, DM. 2004. “Integrity: Principled Coherence, Virtue, or Both?” Journal of Value Inquiry. 38:3, 299-313.
- Dudzinski, DM and M Sullivan. 2004. “When agreeing with the patient is not enough: a schizophrenic woman requests pregnancy termination” General Hospital Psychiatry. 26:6, 475-80.
- Dudzinski, DM. 2004. "What Residents Learn inside the Diving Bell." Family Medicine 36:4,241-2.
- Dudzinski, DM. 2004. "Ethical Issues in Fertility Preservation for Adolescent Cancer Survivors: Oocyte and Ovarian Tissue" Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 17:2, 97-102.
- Dudzinski, DM. 2003. “The Practice of A Clinical Ethics Consultant.” Public Affairs Quarterly 17:2, 121-139.
- Dudzinski, DM. 2001 "The Diving Bell Meets the Butterfly: Identity Lost and Re-Membered." Theoretical Medicine & Bioethics 2, 33-46.
- Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education, MA in Bioethics Panel, New York, April, 2010
- Harborview Medical Center Ethics Forum. What to Expect from an Ethics Consultation, June 2010.
- International Clinical Ethics Conference. Ethics Consultant 's Role in Implementing the Washington Death with Dignity Act at a Public Medical Center. Portland, Oregon May 2010.
- National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference, Panelist, Death with Dignity, University of Puget Sound, March, 2010.
- Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Stem Cell Transplant Nurses, Moral Distress in Nursing, February, 2009.
- Alzheimer’s Society Meeting. Advance Care Planning. Bellingham, WA. October, 2009.
- Evergreen Hospital Ethics Committee Retreat, Organizational Ethics, Kirkland Washington November, 2007.
- Harborview Medical Center Ethics Forum, Panelist Conscientious Objection & the Right to Refuse to Dispense Medications, October, 2007.
- UW Neurology Grand Rounds, Panelist Got a Guardian? April, 2008.
- Virginia Mason End of Life Conference, Moral Distress in Nursing, September, 2007.
- University of Washington Medical Center Social Workers, Moral Distress in Social Work, September, 2007.
Awards, Honors and Grants Received:
- Appointment to Committee to Revise the Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation, American Society for Bioethics & Humanities, 2007-present.
- Outstanding Continuing Medical Education Course Chair, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2008 (for Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics)
- Outstanding Educator Award, Swedish Medical Center, Internal Medicine & Family Medicine Resident & Medical Student Education, 2007
- Fellow, Center for Theology and Natural Sciences, 2002-2005
- Teaching Scholar, University of Washington School of Medicine 2003-2004