Health Care: Innovation, Interaction Design & Clinical Ethics
With experience in private, government, academic, non-profit sectors, Kate brings a systems understanding of health care to innovation initiatives. A social entrepreneur experienced in human-centered design of health care products and services, Kate designs technology and interactions that strengthen relationships-- focusing on clinician-patient partnerships.
As health care ethicist-mediator, Kate consults on clinical and organizational ethics cases, quality improvement, clinical and organizational ethics consultation service development and ethics education. Robust clinical and organizational ethics are tools to ensure excellence in patient care and to build trust in the provider-patient relationship. Kate empowers clinicians with reasoning, communication, advocacy and leadership skills necessary to promote their professionalism and outstanding patient care in a complex, challenging health care delivery system.
Areas of interest/expertise: * Health equity & vulnerable populations * Elder ethics issues in the community setting * Tools for navigating uncertainty * Resources for negotiating values conflicts * Inclusive bioethical frameworks
Networks & Affiliations
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Professions, UCSF Ethics Core Faculty, UCSF School of Medicine Member, SFGH Ethics Committee International Futures Forum Health Innovators Network
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