Autumn M. Fiester, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Contact information
14th Floor, Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-2602
Fax: 215-573-3036
B.A. (Political and Social Theory)
Bucknell University, 1988.
A.M. (Sociology)
Harvard University, 1993.
M.A. (Philosophy)
Bucknell University, 1995.
Ph.D. (Philosophy)
University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical Ethics
Conflict Resolution
Bioethics Education

Description of Other Expertise

Academic Management Consulting: conflict resolution, organizational development, strategic planning, meeting facilitation, consensus building & mediation

Selected Publications

Fiester, A.: Myopia in Reportability of Ethical Concerns in Healthcare Ethics Consultation. American Journal of Bioethics 20(6), 2020.

Stites, S., Dudley, C., Rodriguez, S, & Fiester, A.: Medical Students’ Exposure to Ethics Conflicts in Clinical Training: Implications for Timing UME Bioethics Education. HEC Forum 32(2): 85-97, 2020.

Fiester, A.: Taxonomizing the Clinical Ethics Critics. The American Journal of Bioethics 19(11): 62-63, 2019.

Weiss E, Fiester A: Response to Open Peer Commentaries on 'From 'Longshot' to 'Fantasy': Obligations to Patients and Families When Last-Ditch Medical Efforts Fail. American Journal of Bioethics 18(4): W8-W9, April 2018.

Weiss E, Fiester A: From "Longshot" to "Fantasy": Obligations to Patients and Families When Last-Ditch Medical Efforts Fail. American Journal of Bioethics 18(1): 3-11, January 2018.

Fiester A: Clinical Ethics Expertise & the Antidote to Provider Values-Imposition. Moral Expertise: An Anthology. Carlin Watson J, Guidry-Grimes K (eds.). Springer Press, 2018.

Stites, S., Clapp, J, Gallagher, S, and Fiester, A.: Moving Beyond the Theoretical: Medical Students’ Desire for Practical, Role-Specific Ethics Training AJOB Empirical Research 9(3): 154-163, 2018.

Fiester A: Mediation Skills in Clinical Practice. AMA Journal of Ethics Podcast December 2016.

Fiester A: Learning the Skills of Conflict De-Escalation for Challenging Ethics Consultations (Oral Presentation). American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting, Washington, DC October 2016.

Fiester A: Conflict Resolution Skills for Ethics Consultants (Oral Presentation). 12th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation, Washington, DC May 2016.

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Last updated: 05/14/2021
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