Jennifer Walter, MD, PhD, MS

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Education , Department of Medical Ethics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director of the Department of Medical Ethics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2716 South Street, Room 11171
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 310-384-4484
Fax: 267-426-0380
BA (Philosophy)
Loyola University Chicago, 1998.
PhD (Philosophy (Specialization in Ethics))
Georgetown University , 2005.
Georgetown University , 2007.
MS (Health and Health Care Research)
University of Michigan, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Walter JK, Cetin A, DeWitt A, Griffis H, Feudtner C: CICU Teams and Loved ones Communicating (CICU TALC) Intervention is feasible, acceptable, and improves clinician communication. Pediatric Academic Society; Washington DC April 2023.

Weaver MS, Shostrom VK, Sharma S, Keegan A, Walter JK: Pediatric Ethics Consultation Services. Pediatrics 151(3): e2022058947, March 2023.

Gitlin S, Griffis H, Walter JK: “Such a lovely family”: How we talk about and to patient families. Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Montreal Canada March 2023.

Weaver MS, Sharma S, Walter JK.: Pediatric Ethics Consultation Services, Scope, and Staffing. Pediatrics 151(3): e2022058999, March 2023.

Blume ED, Kirsch R, Cousino MK, Walter JK, Morell E, Miller TA, Machado D, Peyton C, Bacha E, Steiner EM on on behalf of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee of the American Heart Association Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts) : Palliative Care across the Lifespan for Children with Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes . 16(2): e000114, February 2023.

Leland BD, Wocial LD, Madrigal VN, Moon MM, Ramey-Hunt C, Walter JK, Baird JD, Edwards JD: Group Concept Mapping Conceptualizes High Quality Care for Long Stay Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patients and Families. Journal of Pediatrics 252: 48-55, Jan 2023.

Weaver MS, Wichman C, Sharma S, Walter JK.: Demand and Supply: Association between Pediatric Ethics Consultation Volume and Protected Time for Ethics Work. AJOB Empirical Bioethics Page: epub, December 2022.

Sharma, S Weaver, MS Walter, JK: Accessibility of Inpatient Pediatric Ethics Consultation Services to Patient Caregivers Hospital Pediatrics 12(9), September 2022.

Sharma S, Weaver MS, Walter JK.: The Accessibility of Inpatient Pediatric Ethics Consultation Services to Patient Caregivers. Hospital Pediatrics 12(9): e291-e294, September 2022.

Walter JK, Hill D, Drust W, Lisanti AJ, DeWitt A, Hasiuk ML, Seelhorst A, Arnold R, Feudtner C: Intervention Codesign in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit to Improve Family Meetings Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 64(1): 8-16, July 2022.

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