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.
- 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)
- Exploring the success of Good Samaritan organ donation in New Zealand (Kusam Nagi, Moohambika Srinivasan, Piyumi B. Lekamlage, Katrina A. Bramstedt). Prog Transpl 2015;25:in press.
- Art is good medicine (Katrina A. Bramstedt). Salvataggio Press, 2014.
- Trapped in my own labyrinth: Poetry spawned by vertigo (Katrina A. Bramstedt). Salvataggio Press, 2014.
- Dietary habits are related to outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure awaiting heart transplantation (Johannes Gutenberg University, University of Koblenz-Landau, Oregon Health and Science University, Heart Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Katrina A. Bramstedt, Eurotransplant International Foundation, San Francisco State University). J Card Fail. 2013 Apr;19(4):240-50.
- The silence of Good Samaritan kidney donation in Australia: a survey of hospital websites (Sameer Dave, Katrina A. Bramstedt). Clin Transplant. 2013 May-Jun;27(3):E244-8.
- Family refusals of registered consents: the disruption of organ donation by double-standard surrogate decision-making (Katrina A. Bramstedt). Intern Med J. 2013 Feb;43(2):120-3.
- Harms and responsibilities associated with battery-operated implants (BOI): who controls postmortem explantation? (Katrina A. Bramstedt). Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Jan;36(1):7-10.