Denise Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
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Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, MTS


Dr. Dudzinski is Professor & Chair of the Department of Bioethics & Humanities, Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, and Adjunct Professor in Pediatrics & Family Medicine at the University of Washington.  She earned her PhD in Ethics from Vanderbilt University and her Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) from Vanderbilt Divinity School.  She is Chief of the UW Medicine Ethics Consultation Service, which is active in three hospitals.


She has been a member of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Board of Directors and Task Force to update the Core Competencies in Health Care Ethics ConsultationShe is also on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Bioethics and Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics


Dr. Dudzinski co-edited a book entitled Complex Ethics Consultations: Cases that Haunt Us published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. In addition to several book chapters, her articles, often pertaining to clinical and organizational ethics, have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, Hastings Center Report, Theoretical Medicine & Bioethics, the American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Clinical Ethics, the Journal of Medical 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: methods and practices in ethics consultation; clinical and organizational ethics; ethical issues in transplantation and mechanical circulatory support; large-scale adverse event disclosure; competent refusal of nursing care; moral distress; and ethical issues in end-of-life care.