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Ethics Advisory Committee


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Ethics Advisory Committee

The goal of the Ethics advisory Committee is to be a presence to hear and acknowledge concerns among NHF membership. The committee does not wish to become involved in the details of each issue, but instead, to identify trends and patterns. The committee may give gentle guidance concerning what would be appropriate approaches to questionable situations and what could be done, but in a general and nondirective manner.


  • foster integrity in our bleeding disorders community by encouraging ethical behavior and promoting awareness of ethical issues;
  • act to assist in conflict resolution in a manner independent of member conflict of interest;
  • encourage collaborative problem solving among members of the bleeding disorders community;
  • encourage teaching and research on relevant ethical issues.



Michael D. Tarantino, MD, Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute, Peoria, Illinois

Kristie Ostash, MD, Sammamish, WA


Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nursing Representative:

Jocelyn Bessette Gorlin, RN, CPNP, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Social Work Representative:

Nancy Hatcher, MSW, LCSW, Children's Hospital Central California, Madera, California

Community Representative:

Michael Cole, PhD, Reedley College, Reedley, California