David Browning, MSW, LICSW
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David M. Browning  Biography                                                                                      


David M. Browning, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., is an educator and consultant in healthcare ethics and communication and Senior Scholar Emeritus at the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  He served on the Boston Children’s Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee from 2010 to 2012, and was a recipient of the BCH Academy’s 2010 Medical Educator Award for Innovative Scholarship in Medical Education.  He is a core faculty member for the Professional/Problem-Based Ethics (ProBE) Program, an intensive ethics education retreat for healthcare professionals who are under discipline by their licensing boards or other oversight organizations.

Mr. Browning received his M.S.W. at Smith College School for Social Work and completed a fellowship in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School in 2012.  From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Browning was a Senior Research Scientist at Education Development Center, Inc., where he directed the Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care, a nationally acclaimed, interprofessional educational program for clinicians serving children with life-threatening conditions and their families.  His practice as a medical educator is focused on designing and implementing collaborative, interprofessional approaches to learning aimed at promoting enhanced professionalism and heightened attention to the everyday ethics of frontline clinical practice. He is co-author (with Robert Truog, Judith Johnson, and Thomas Gallagher) of Talking with Patients and Families about Medical Error: A Guide for Education and Practice (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011).