Melanie Jansen

Dr Melanie Jansen is a paediatric intensive care specialist with a special interest and expertise in Clinical Ethics. During her specialist training, Melanie completed a Master of Arts in Philosophy and co-led the working group to establish the Centre for Children’s Health Ethics & Law (CCHEL) at Children’s Health Queensland. She was the inaugural Clinical Ethics Fellow at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in 2015. In 2017, Melanie completed a Churchill Fellowship in Clinical Ethics during which she visited clinical ethics centres in Europe, the UK, USA, and Canada. One of the key threads running through the fellowship was exploring the value of medical humanities. Melanie’s ethics interest areas include critical care decision making, evaluation of clinical ethics services, healthcare rationing, and relational skills training. In the clinical sphere, Melanie has special interests in retrieval medicine and trauma management. She is a principal investigator on the Fibrinogen Early In Severe Trauma studY (FEISTY) Junior trial. Melanie works as a staff specialist in PICU at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

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