Micah Hester

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D. Micah Hester is Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics and Professor of Medical Humanities and Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), as well as clinical ethicist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). Dr. Hester teaches a wide variety of professional students from medicine to pharmacy to physician assistants to nursing. Along with other department faculty, he provides clinical ethics consultations at both UAMS and ACH and helps with the research ethics consult service for the UAMS Translational Research Institute. Dr. Hester has published nine books and numerous journal articles. He has written extensively on the ethics of patient-professional relationships (Community As Healing [Rowman & Littlefield, 2001]) and end-of-life issues (End-of-life Care and Pragmatic Decision Making [Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010]). As an editor and chapter author, he has also concentrated on the education of ethics committee membership in two books: Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition 2022) and Ethics By Committee (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Trained in philosophy with a focus on American pragmatism, Dr. Hester has volumes on the work of William James (On James [Wadsworth, 2004], co-authored w/Robert Talisse), John Dewey, and William Earnest Hocking. Some of Dr. Hester’s publications can be found in leading bioethics journals, as well.