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Ethics Consultation Practice

Prof Bramstedt founded AskTheEthicist in 2002.  In 2017, the consultation practice became AskTheEthicist, LLC.

Ethical dilemmas arrive in all shapes and sizes, and can affect many personal domains: health/medicine, business, career, finance, and family. 

The field of ethics provides educated and skilled practitioners to aid those who are in the midst of an ethical crisis.  Ethicists also work with clients to offer proactive steps to avoid ethical conflict.

Beginning in 2002 and formerly on staff at The Cleveland Clinic, Professor Bramstedt has worked in the inpatient and outpatient setting, performing over 900 consultations involving a variety of topics (e.g., end of life, living wills, futility, transplant and organ donation, research protocol review, conflict of interest assessment, moral decision-making, conflict resolution). She has been active in medical student education including curriculum development, teaching, and assessment, as well as research supervision.  Currently, she is a Professor (adjunct) at Bond University School of Medicine.

She has worked with patients, family members, medical teams, NGOs, IRBs/RECs, OPOs, the FDA, NIH, medical device companies, network television writers (e.g., ABC's "Private Practice"), and attorneys.  Additionally, she has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed medical and ethics journals, and lectured nationally and internationally.  

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