Professional Bio

Education

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Northern Colorado, 2004
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, 1985
  • B.S., Psychology and Rehabilitation Services, University of Northern Colorado, 1978

    Certifications & Expertise

    Professional Memberships

    • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
    • American Society of Bioethics and Humanities
    • Academy of Management
    • Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum (CHEF), Board Member, Conference Chair

    Research & Scholarship

    Research Interests

    Ethics and emerging technologies (emphasis on nanotechnology)
    Clinical ethics
    Organizational ethics
    Leadership and management

    Recent Publications

    Carlon, S., Bennett-Woods, D., Berg, B., Claywell, L., LeDuc, K., Marcisz, N., Mulhall, M., Noteboom, T., Snedden, T., Whalen, K., Zenoni, L. (2012). The community of inquiry instrument: Validation and results in online health care disciplines. Computers & Education, 59(2), 215–221.

    Bennett-Woods, D. (2012, in press). Ethics (Concept 38). In J.F. Giddens (Ed.) Concepts for nursing practice [pages 387-397]. ElSevier.

    Bennett-Woods, D. (2011). Nanotechnology and global health. In Maclurcan, D. and Radywyl, N (Eds). Nanotechnology and global sustainability. (pages 157-174). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

    Bennett-Woods, D. (2010). Nanotechnology and Human Enhancement (Chapter 23). (In G. L. Comstock, Ed.). Life Science Ethics (2nd ed.). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

    Consortium of Jesuit Bioethics Programs (Kuczewski,M., Bennett-Woods, D., Clark, P., DuBois, J.M., Haddad, A., Taylor, C. & Walter, J.J.). (2009, September 10). Jesuit Bioethics Group Endorses Health Care Reform. Hastings Center Bioethics Forum: Diverse Commentary on Issues in Bioethics. Online at http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=3834&terms=catholic+and+%23filename+*.html

    Consortium of Jesuit Bioethics Programs (Walter, J.J., Taylor, C., Haddad, A., Kuczewski,M., Haddad, A., DuBois, J.M., Clark, P., Bennett-Woods, D.). (2009, September). The Moral Case for Insuring the Uninsured. Hastings Center Bioethics Forum: Diverse Commentary on Issues in Bioethics. Online at http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=3834&terms=catholic+and+%23filename+*.html and http://www.jesuitbioethics.net/files/Moral_uninsured2009.pdf

    Consortium of Jesuit Bioethics Programs (Bennett-Woods, D., Clark, P., DuBois, J.M., Haddad, A., Kuczewski, M., Taylor, C. & Walter, J.J.). (April 24, 2009). The Vatican and Artificial Nutrition & Hydration: Response to William May. Commonweal, CXXXVI (8), online at http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/article.php3?id_article=2521

    Consortium of Jesuit Bioethics Programs (Bennett-Woods, D., Clark, P., DuBois, J.M., Haddad, A., Kuczewski, M., Taylor, C. & Walter, J.J.). (February 13, 2009). Undue Burden?: The Vatican and Artificial Nutrition & Hydration. Commonweal, CXXXVI (3), online at http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/article.php3?id_article=2440

    Bennett-Woods, D., Boucher, P., Frye, T., Priest, S., & Shatkin, J. (2009). Societal Implications of Nano. (In G.L. Hornyak, H.F. Tibbals, J. Dutta & A. Rao, pp. 59-104). Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Florida: CRC Press.

    Recent Presentations

    Bennett-Woods, D. (September 19, 2012). Nanotechnology: Technological Convergence and the Practice of Medicine.  Annual All Medical Staff Lecture, Denver VA Medical Center and simulcast to all facilities in the VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, Denver, CO.  Platform. Invited.

    Bennett-Woods, D. (May 11, 2012). Ethics and Research: The Challenge of Emerging Technologies.  Collaborative Research Symposium.  Craig Hospital/Swedish Medical Center. Denver, CO. Platform. Invited Keynote.

    Borders and Barriers - The Search for Wisdom in Complex Times, 2012 Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum Conference, Denver, CO. April 27, 2012.

    Nanotechnology: Ethics of the Very Small. Approved CME. Ethics Grand Rounds. Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO. October, 2011.

    Overcoming the Shadows of Leadership. Catholic Social Workers National Association. Annual Conference: Our Call in the 21st Century. Denver, CO. June, 2011.

    In Practice…[Bioethics Series: The Basics – Part 3]. Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum Conference 2011. Denver, CO. May, 2011.

    Emerging Technologies and the Patient/Provider Experience. Invited closing keynote. Iranian American Medical Association 5th Annual Conference. Breckenridge, CO. January, 2011.

    Managers in the Middle: The Myth of Time Management and the Hypereffective Manager. Denver Women's Chamber of Commerce. November, 2010.

    Ethics and Resources at the Margins of Life. Approved CME and CEU. Ethics Grand Rounds. Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO. October, 2010.

    Ethics and the Organization: A Framework for Leadership. Board of Trustees presentation at Summit Medical Center, Frisco, CO. October, 2010.

    Patient Autonomy and Decisional Capacity. Co-presentor with Jason Richter, M.D. Approved CME and CEU presentation. St Anthony Summit Medical Center, Denver, CO. August, 2010.

    Patient Autonomy and Decisional Capacity. Co-presentor with Jason Richter, M.D. Approved CME and CEU presentation. St Anthony Central Hospital, Denver, CO. August, 2010.

    Health Care for the Youngest of the Young, Oldest of the Old and Sickest of the Sick. Opening plenary session (Day 2). Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum 2010. Denver, CO. April 2010.

    Strategies for Organizational Response in Pandemic Planning. Co-presenter Mary Crumbaker, J.D. Breakout session. Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum 2010 Annual Conference. Denver, CO. April 2010.

    Goldilocks and the Three Neuroscientists or Who's Been Sleeping in My Head: Ethics and Neuroscience. Denver Community Bioethics Committee. Denver, CO. March 2010.

    DNR in the OR. Ethics Committee session. Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO. January, 2010.

    DNR in the OR. Approved CME and CEU presentation. St Anthony Central Hospital, Denver, CO. October, 2009.

    Duty to Care. Series of six approved CME and CEU presentations. St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, CO. September, 2009.

    Walking the Ethical Line Between Pain Management and Addiction. Approved CME and CEU. Ethics Grand Rounds. St. Anthony Medical Center, Denver, CO. April, 2009.

    Social Justice in the Face of Emerging Technologies: Implications for Public Health and the Common Good. First Annual Tom Hooyman Memorial Lecture. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Atlanta, GA. June 2009.

    Goldilocks and the Three Neuroscientists or Who's Been Sleeping in My Head: Ethics and Neuroscience. Closing plenary presentation. Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum 2009 Annual Conference. May 2009.

    Moral Issues in Health Care. Panel presentation and public forum. Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. Hosted by St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver, CO. April 2009.

    Awards & Recognition