UPMC Physician Receives Bioethics Award
“I view my job as helping clinicians think about how to operationally incorporate ethical principles—bridging ethics, communication and clinical care,” said Arnold. “I was thrilled to be recognized for this work. To be honest, the award goes to all the clinicians, patients and philosophers who have taught me over my career.”
Arnold completed his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and residency at Rhode Island Hospital, before joining the faculty at Pitt. He is the director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication
and the medical director of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute
. Arnold has published on end-of-life care, hospice and palliative care, doctor-patient communication, and ethics education. His current research focuses on educational interventions to improve communication in life-limiting illnesses and better understanding how ethical precepts are operationalized in clinical practice.
Arnold also works with UPMC to develop system-wide, integrative palliative services. He is past president of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, as well as the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.