Arizona Bioethics Network

Creating a space to explore ethical issues and share knowledge and skills across an extended network.

Arizona Bioethics Network

Creating a space to explore ethical issues and share knowledge and skills across an extended network.

Our Current Focus

Provide ethics resources with particular attention to those affecting Arizonans.

Foster the work and use of ethics committees in health care and biomedical research settings.

Focus on the role of leadership, preventive ethics, and conflict management in ethical decision-making.


Arizona Bioethics Network (ABN) is dedicated to increasing the understanding of bioethical issues. ABN provides access to resources, offers educational programs, and provides networking opportunities with the goal of improving the health and quality of life for individuals and across communities.


Innovation – Explore change and creatively engage with dynamic bioethical challenges

Integrity – Commit to honest and inclusive principles of practice in the care of individuals and communities

Quality – Deliver leading edge programs and services

Collaboration – Create a network to enhance collaboration within the community

Inclusion – Provide opportunities on a broad spectrum to enhance perspective with regard for the diversity of constituencies we serve


ABN hosts a monthly webinar series addressing a wide variety of topics in bioethics and health law. These webinars are free and take place on the third Wednesday of every month.

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Wednesday May 17th, 2023 – 4:00PM MST

Parental Autonomy and Anticipated Harms: Ethical Considerations Concerning Parental Discretion in the Neonatal ICU

Jeffery Pannekoek, PhD

Parental autonomy is foundational to our approach to decision-making in the neonatal ICU. This talk will explore complications that can arise when we treat patients according to values and preferences that are not necessarily their own. The discussion will focus on different considerations regarding potential treatment limits and avoiding harm to the patient.
Following this presentation, attendees should be able to:
  1. Identify different approaches to parental decision-making.
  2. Define the parental zone of discretion and when it is relevant to decision-making.
  3. Recognize complications with parental decision-making in the neonatal ICU.


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