Ethics & Professionalism in Caring

Ethics & Professionalism in Caring overview

Research conducted by the EPIC group is primarily focused on three areas:

  • Organ donation and transplantation, including Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation; 
  • Clinical ethics consultation; and
  • Medical humanities (including bioart)

Additionally, EPIC oversees Medical Humanities Week which includes a curated art exhibit of medical student mixed media creations. A goal of the EPIC research group is to train medical students to become future physician-investigators.

Current Projects

  • Decisions about paediatric hand transplantation: Perspectives of Australian and US hand therapists (Nitin Mukesh, Katrina A. Bramstedt)
  • Developing a living donation app for Facebook (Johns Hopkins University, Facebook Inc, Katrina A. Bramstedt)
  • Ethics consultation registry (Katrina A. Bramstedt)
  • Surgical ethics considerations with 3-D printed implants and prostheses (Allan Stirling, Katrina A. Bramstedt)
  • Trapped in my own labyrinth: Poetry spawned by vertigo [revising with photographic images] (Katrina A. Bramstedt)
  • Exploring the perceptions of Australian and US Medical students and their teachers about clinical professional attire (LAPEL Study) (Katrina A. Bramstedt, Clinton Colaco, University of Tasmania, Touro University, Baylor University)

Completed Projects