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Bioethics Centre staff profile

Dr Janine Winters

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentBioethics Centre
QualificationsMedical Doctor. Specialist in palliative medicine, paediatric palliative care, and family medicine.
Research summaryEnd-of-life medical issues for adults and children, and high-stakes decision-making for children.
Teaching
  • Co-convenor, BITC 405 Bioethics in Clinical Practice
  • Tutor, ELM2 tutorial Clinical Skills
  • Tutor, ELM2 tutorial Early Professional Experience
  • Lecturer and tutor for Bioethics Longitudinal Model, Otago School of Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine Education, including lectures and tutorials on symptom management, last days of life (ALM), and pain management (ALM5).
  • Paediatrics education – adolescent decision-making and paediatric palliative care
  • Ethics of genetics
Memberships
  • Australia New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine
  • Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Clinical

I work half time (plus on call) at the Otago Community Hospice where I see patients and oversee clinical medical student education in Palliative Medicine. In prior years I have been the director of a Paediatric Palliative Care programme at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where I was also in a leadership role of the Clinical Ethics Committee.

Research

I am interested in Clinical Ethics consultations, especially regarding dilemmas in paediatrics and end-of-life care.

Additional details

  • I have previously taught modules on Literature in Medicine.
  • I work half time at the University of Otago and half time at the Otago Community Hospice.
  • I worked at the Bay of Islands Hospital, Kawakawa, in 2005–2006.
  • I am from Ohio, USA. My husband has a PhD in European and Military History and we have three children.
  • I realised as I wrote this how much I like living and working in places that begin and end in “O”.

Publications

Penfield Winters, J. (2018). When parents refuse: Resolving entrenched disagreements between parents and clinicians in situations of uncertainty and complexity. American Journal of Bioethics, 18(8), 20-31. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1485758

O'Neill Hunt, M., McCrate Protus, B., Penfield Winters, J., & Parker, D. C. (Eds.). (2014). Pediatric palliative care consultant: Guidelines for effective management of symptoms. Montgomery, AL: HospiScript Services, 402p.

Winters, J. (2012). Palliative care for the pediatric neurologist. In P. Weisleder (Ed.), Manual of pediatric neurology. (pp. 205-228). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789814324205_0021

Edited Book - Other

O'Neill Hunt, M., McCrate Protus, B., Penfield Winters, J., & Parker, D. C. (Eds.). (2014). Pediatric palliative care consultant: Guidelines for effective management of symptoms. Montgomery, AL: HospiScript Services, 402p.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Winters, J. (2012). Palliative care for the pediatric neurologist. In P. Weisleder (Ed.), Manual of pediatric neurology. (pp. 205-228). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789814324205_0021

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Journal - Research Article

Penfield Winters, J. (2018). When parents refuse: Resolving entrenched disagreements between parents and clinicians in situations of uncertainty and complexity. American Journal of Bioethics, 18(8), 20-31. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1485758

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