Health Care Ethics Alumni
Sarah (Ludwig) Haney
Haney was a 2010-11 Health Care Ethics Intern and the Honzel Fellow for the following year. While she enjoyed all of her rotations, Haney most frequently looks back on her time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and with Hospice. She appreciated being able to witness the delicate care that was provided to patients in such intimate environments. "It seems to me that a lot of medicine is about patients allowing you into the most private parts of their lives, and it is such an incredible experience to be a part of that," says Haney. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Haney worked as a scribe in the emergency room at Tacoma General Hospital. She also spent time working with an ethics group at Seattle Children's Hospital, which focuses on the ethics of extracorporeal life support/extracorporeal membrane oxygen (ECLS/ECMO). Currently, Haney is a first year medical student at the University of Washington. As she reflects back on her time as an intern, she believes it now enables her to see every interaction from an ethical viewpoint. "I think it is much easier to build on that foundation, and add in the clinical knowledge, than it would be to start by focusing on the clinical aspects then superimposing an ethical framework," Haney says. She hopes to continue to study ethics and make it a part of practice as a physician.
Reflection on the Health Care Ethics Internship
Elizabeth "Liz" Connelly, pictured here with Anna Kozas, who coordinates the Health Care Ethics Internship Program, was an intern and also held the Honzel Fellowship, serving as a peer mentor for other interns. Through the program, she learned "how human emotions are not extraneous barriers to providing accurate and quality care. Instead, they are equal partners in the creation of the patient's situation and therefore should be equally important in caring for patients."