Kinlaw Research

Kinlaw K. The Healthcare Ethics Committee as Educator. In Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees. Hester, M & Schonfeld, T (Eds).  Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2021.


McClung N, Chamberland M, Kinlaw K, et al. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Ethical Principles for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1782-1786. DOI:


Dworetz AR, Natarajan G, Langer J, Kinlaw K, James JR, Bidegain M, Das A, Poindexter B, Bell EF, Cotten CM, Kirpalani H, Shankaran S, Stoll BJ; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health; Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment in extremely low gestational age neonates. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2020 Oct 20: fetalneonatal-2020-318855. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-318855. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33082153.

Drake D, Morrow CD, Kinlaw K, De Bonis M, Zangrillo A, Sade RM, for the Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum. Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Pandemics: Ethical Considerations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:355-358. doi:

Emma Cooke, Molly M Perkins, Patrick Doyle, Kathy Kinlaw, Kevin Wack, Ann E Vandenberg, “THEY DON’T TELL YOU ANYTHING”: ETHICS OF PRIVACY AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN ASSISTED LIVING, Innovation in Aging, Volume 3, Issue Supplement_1, November 2019, Page S912,


Co-author. Wolpe, PR, Rommelfanger, KS, et al. Ethical principles for the use of human cellular biotechnologies.  Nature Biotechnology 2017; 35 (11): 1050-8.


Wright S, Barrett D, and Kinlaw K.  Women’s Sexual Health: Ethical and Health Equity Considerations in Assessing Public Health Interventions.  Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities. 2017; vol 7, no. 265-76.


Federation of State Medical Boards. Report of the Committee on Ethics and Professionalism in the Adoption and Use of Electronic Health Records. April 2014. (Kinlaw as Subject Matter Expert author)

Meltzer C, Sze G, Rommelfanger K, Kinlaw K, Banja J, and Wolpe P. Guidelines for the Ethical Use of NeuroImages in Medical Testimony: Report of a Multi-disciplinary Consensus Conference.  American Journal of Neuroradiology.  2014; 35: 632-637.

Kinlaw K and Hug C. Ethical Considerations in the Surgical Patient. In Medical Management in the Surgical Patient  (5th edition) by Lubin M, Dodson T, and Winawer N. Cambridge University Press, New York.  September 2013.


Stoff B, Introcasa C, Kinlaw K., and Swerlick R.  Expedited partner therapy for scabies: Legal and ethical considerations. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  2013; 69 (5): 795-798.


Stoff B, Seidler A, and Kinlaw K. A Patient with Dementia:  Decision-making Capacity and Surrogate Decision Makers. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2012; 67: 745-7.


Kinlaw K. The Healthcare Ethics Committee as Educator. In Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees. Hester, M & Schonfeld, T (Eds).  Cambridge University Press. 2012.


Ethical Considerations for Decision Making Regarding Allocation of Mechanical Ventilators during a Severe Influenza Pandemic or Other Public Health Emergency. CDC workgroup. Revisions completed Spring 2011, HHS approved Summer 2011; CDC Website posting July 2011.


Ethical Reflections on Health Care Reform.  Academic Exchange, Emory University. Fall 2010.


Kinlaw, K; Barrett, DH; and Levine, RJ. “Ethical Guidelines in Pandemic Influenza: Recommendations of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2009; 3(Suppl 2): 1-8.

Antommaria, AHM; Trotochaud, K; Kinlaw, K; and Frader, J. “Donation after Cardiac Death Policies at Children's Hospitals:  A Mixed Methods Analysis of Variation.” Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol 301(18), pp. 1902-1908, 2009.

Dell, ML and Kinlaw, K. “Theory Can Be Relevant: An Overview of Bioethics for the Practicing Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.”  Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. Vol 17(1), pp. 1-19, Jan 2008.

LeDuc, JW; Barrett, DH; Moulton, AD; Goodman, RA; Kinlaw, K; and Levine, RJ.  Ethical and Legal Considerations in Preparing for Pandemic Influenza. In Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease. Institute of Medicine. 2007.  National Academies Press.

Kathy Kinlaw and Robert Levine for the Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Ethical Guidelines in Pandemic Influenza. February 15, 2007.

Kinlaw, K.  The Health Care Ethics Committee as Educator. Educating Hospital Ethics Committees.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Company. Invited chapter.  October 2007.

Kinlaw, K. Translating Ethics to End of Life Care Management. Geriatric Care Management Journal, 16(2), Spring  2006. (Invited paper)

Hug, C. and Kinlaw, K.  Ethical Considerations in the Surgical Patient. Medical Management of the Surgical Patient: A Textbook of Perioperative Medicine, 4th edition. Lubin, Michael F.M; Smith, Robert B III; Dodson, Thomas F: Spell, Nathan O; and Walker, H. Kenneth, editors, 2006. Cambridge University Press.  (Invited chapter)

Kinlaw, K. Prolonging Life, in Science, Religion, and Society:  An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Controversy, Eisen, A and Laderman, G., eds., 2006. ME Sharpe.

Pentz, Rebecca D;. Cohen, Cynthia B; Wicclair, Mark; DeVita, Michael A; Flamm, Anne Lederman;. Youngner, Stuart J; Hamric, Ann B; McCabe, Mary S; Glover, Jacqueline; Kittiko, Winona J; Kinlaw, Kathy;  Keller, James; Asch, Adrienne; Kavanagh, John J; Arap, Wadih Ethics Consensus Panel Guidelines for Research Involving the Recently Dead.  Nature Medicine, vol 11, pp. 1145-1149, Nov 2005.

Kinlaw, K. Ethical Issues in Palliative Care.  Seminars in Oncology Nursing. Vol 21(1): February 2005.

Torke, AM; Quest, TE; Kinlaw, K; Eley, JW; and Branch, WT.  A Workshop to Teach Medical Students Communication Skills and Clinical Knowledge about End-of-Life Care.  Journal of General Internal Medicine vol 19, pp. 540-544, 2004.

Kinlaw, K.  Review of From Clinic to Classroom: Medical Ethics and Moral Education: Radest, Howard B.  Invited Book Review for Journal of Moral Education, vol 31(1), pp. 89-91, 2001.

Kinlaw, K, Trotochaud, KA, and Thompson N.  End of Life Care Practices: A Survey of Organizational Members of the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia, January 2001.

Hayes, R.P., Stoudemire, A.S., Kinlaw, K., Dell, M.L., and Loomis, A.  Changing Attitudes about End-of-Life Decision Making of Medical Students During Third-Year Clinical Clerkships.  Psychosomatics. Vol 40, pp. 205-211, 1999.

DeHaan, R., Hanford, R., Kinlaw, K., Philler, D., & Snarey, J.  Promoting Ethical Reasoning, Affect, and Behavior Among High School Students:  An Evaluation of Three Teaching Strategies.  Journal of Moral Education. vol 26(1), pp. 5-20, 1997.

Kinlaw, K.  The Changing Nature of Neonatal Ethics in Practice.  Clinics in Perinatology. Vol 23(3), pp. 417-28, 1996.

Kinlaw, K.  Georgia Ethics Committee Consortium:  A Statewide Dialogue.  Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. Vol. 5(1), pp. 167-8, 1996.

Kinlaw, K. Review of Compelled Compassion: Government Intervention in the Treatment of Critically Ill Newborns, ed. by Caplan, A.; Blank, A.; and Merrick J.  Invited book review for Politics and Life Sciences.  Accepted for publication, February 1996.

Kinlaw, K. Maternal Rights, Fetal Harms.  Invited commentary, Hastings Center Report vol 21(3), pp 22-23,  May/June 1991.

Kinlaw, K.  Is it Ethical to Provide Futile Care?  Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia vol 79(1), pp. 839-842, November 1990.

Kinlaw, K. Ethics and Medical Education.  Atlanta Medicine, pp. 53-54, January 1990.

Brumley, G and Kinlaw, K.  De-escalating Care in Children: Who Decides?  Atlanta Medicine, Winter, pp. 31-33, 1989.

Brann, A. and Kinlaw, K.  Ethical Dilemmas Presented by Organ Transplantation in Infants.  Atlanta Medicine, pp. 43-45. Winter 1989.

When Birth and Death are One.  Ministry and Mission, Candler School of Theology, 14(2), p. 3, Winter 1989.

The Role of the Church in Health Care.  Published in proceedings from the Carter Center conference entitled Striving for Fullness of Life:  The Church’s Challenge in Health, October 1989.