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The Healthcare Ethics Blog is a space for considered discussion of issues in clinical ethics, health policy, law, education, and other fields that affect the provision and experience of health care.

We welcome ethics-related content in these areas and strive to provide a variety of perspectives and voices on issues related to healthcare ethics. Currently, we are only publishing blogs on an invitation basis. If you would like to contribute a post or suggest a topic, please contact us.

analysis and providing mechanisms for rich dialogue with healthcare professionals and organizations.  Consortium members include hospitals and health systems, long-term care organizations, home health organizations, hospices, professional associations and agencies committed to keeping Ethics central to healthcare.  The Consortium provides educational programs and consultative services for healthcare professionals, healthcare organizations, and the community.

Healthcare Ethics Consortium

The mission of the Healthcare Ethics Consortium (HEC) is to champion compassionate, quality, person-centered healthcare through education, policy

Both the HEC and the Healthcare Ethics Blog are housed in the Emory University Center for Ethics. The Center for Ethics is dedicated to exploring how ethical issues underlie the decisions that shape our minds, lives, and society by asking tough questions and developing strategies to help enable people and organizations put ethics into practice.

Meet The Team

Kathy Kinlaw


Kathy Kinlaw is Associate Director of the Emory University Center for Ethics and Director of the Center's Program in Health, Science, and Ethics. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine; and Director of the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia. Kathy brings more than 25 years of clinical ethics consultation and education expertise with her to the blog.

Kristina Johnson


Kristina Johnson is the Administrative Assistant to several programs and projects at the Center for Ethics, including the Healthcare Ethics Consortium. Kristina has also assisted in the development of the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program and faculty research.

Kelsey Drewry


Kelsey Drewry is a doctoral student in Health Services Research and Health Policy at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. Her work focuses on ethical issues at the intersection of health policy and clinical care, especially in the end-of-life and palliative care contexts.

Stephanie Larson

Stephanie Larson is a doctoral candidate in English literature with a certificate in bioethics at Emory University. Her research interests include public health, medicine, disability studies, bioethics, and twentieth-century American literature. Her dissertation uses the twentieth-century hookworm campaigns to explore the way public health and literature can inform one another.

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