Texas Children’s hematologist/oncologists contribute to leading textbook in field

January 27, 2020

Dr. Stacey Berg and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Kate Mazur served as editors of the recently published textbook Ethical Issues in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The textbook fills a vital gap in currently available literature on ethical issues in pediatric hematology/oncology.

This book identifies the various ethical challenges that arise in pediatric hematology/oncology and provides the necessary tools to overcome these challenges. Aiming to expand upon and strengthen providers’ knowledge and experience in pediatric health care ethical issues, the text positions providers to be beneficial resources to faculty, staff, patients, and families within their institution. It presents a multidisciplinary approach to sound ethical practices that is necessary to effectively care for these patients and their families.

The book reviews the principles of ethical decision-making, the unique difficulties in using children as research subjects, common ethical conundrums involved in providing end-of-life care, and general moralities of professional practice. Written by experts in their fields, Ethical Issues in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is an innovative and valuable resource for clinicians, practitioners, and trainees who work in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology.

“We’re very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful colleagues to put together a book specifically focused on ethical issues in our highly specialized area of pediatric hematology/oncology,” Berg said. We hope that this text will be a valuable reference for everyone in the field.”

Mazur echoed Berg’s statements and said it’s been a privilege to collaborate with many experts in the field on this important project.

“We hope that this book will increase understanding of the unique ethical dilemmas faced in our practice and provide a useful resource that will ultimately improve our care of patients and their families,” she said.

Those at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine who contributed to the effort include:

Stacey Berg, MD
Kate Mazur, PNP

Chapter Authors
Ernest Frugé, PhD
Amanda Gutierrez, BA
Melody Brown-Hellsten, DNP
Laura Loftis, MD
Mary Majumder, JD, PhD
Amy McGuire, JD, PhD
Stacey Pereira, PhD
Perry Ann Reed, MBA, MS
Michael Sprehe, MD, MPH