Christine Mitchell Bio, Age, Family, Husband and Net Worth

Who is Christine Mitchell ?

Christine is an American filmmaker and bioethicist and the executive director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard medical school (HMS).

Detailed Christine Mitchell Biography?

Since 2002, She has been editing ethics cases for The Journal of Clinical Ethics, where she has been on the Editorial Board since 1989 and is currently its Associate Editor. She lectures outside Harvard on clinical ethics issue.

In 2009, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities formed the Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs standing committee (CECA) in order to address growing concerns that those providing clinical ethics consultation (CEC) were unqualified.

Christine is a clinical practice team member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, which produced A Blueprint for 21st Century Nursing Ethics: Report of the National Nursing Summit. She is a member of the advisory committee for the Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education.

which produces and publishes the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. She also is an Advisory Board member of the Neuroethics Network (Paris). In 2018, Mitchell was elected Vice President of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors.

She studies nursing at Boston University, where Mitchell earns both a bachelor and masters degree in the field. Christine then studies philosophical and religious ethics of care at Harvard University and the Harvard Divinity School, where she gets a masters degree.

1969 – Narragansett Regional High School, Baldwinville, Massachusetts, diploma. 1973 – Boston University, School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts, BSN. 1979 – Boston University, School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts, MS, Nursing and Pediatrics.

1982 – Harvard Divinity School/Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MTS, Ethics. 1982-1983 – Course Professor, Ethical issues in Health Care, Graduate Program, Boston University School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts. 1991-1994 – Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Ph.D. (ABD), Ethics, Philosophy, Nursing (University Fellow).

Ethics Fellowships

1979-1981 – Harvard Medical School, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Fellow in Medical Ethics, Interfaculty Program of Harvard University but done at HMS. 1993-1994 – Harvard University, Fellowship in Ethics and the Professions at Safra Center.

Christine Academic Appointment

1976-1979 – Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia. Visiting Professor, DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK. Co-PI, End-of-Life Care Project, University of Zurich, Department of Biomedical Ethics and University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.

1991-2014 – Hospital Ethicist and Director, Office of Ethics, Children’s Hospital, Boston. 1993-2014 – Associate Director (Previously Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer), Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. 2014–present – Executive Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School.

Mitchell is known for her role in shaping the field in clinical ethics consultations for morally difficult issues in hospital settings. Christine is a founding member of the American Society for Bioethics Consultation, on which she currently serving.

She is the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs standing committee, and most recently, the Ethics Advisory Board of the Human Brain Project’s Ethics and Society Subproject.

funded by the European Commission. Mitchell is a former president of the American Society for Law, Medicine, and Ethics, where Christine serves on the Editorial Board of its journal, and the Freedom from Cancer Challenge, where she is a Project Advisor.

She develops an interest in nursing ethics during her years at Boston University, which led her to pursue a Master of Theological Studies degree emphasizing ethics at Harvard University and the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge.

Between those two programs, however, Mitchell practiced clinical nursing for several years in Boston and Charlottesville, Virginia, She became Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

Her research focuses on clinical ethics consultation and public engagement in bioethics policies, including end-of-life issues, assisted reproductive technologies, and resource allocation related to major natural disasters or pandemics.

Christine Media

She is the first ethics media was an instructional interactive computer videodisc in 1990, Nursing Ethics and Law, which she produces with two collaborators. With filmmaker Ben Achtenberg (with whom she has worked for over 26 years, and sometimes with others) she has produced six documentary videos.

Mitchel was an associate producer of “Code Gray: Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing”, a documentary film, which was nominated for (but not awarded) an Academy Award in 1984; their 2002 video, Stanley, about ethical decisions in caring for a patient with end-stage renal failure, was part of a 3-film documentary series and awarded a 2004 Freddie award for medical media.

Their 2003 video, Everyday Choices, concerns a visiting nurse and elderly patient-facing ethical questions about waning capacities and independence. Mitchell is an advisor to The Refugee Media Project, sponsored by The Center for Independent Documentary, also of Boston.


  • 1983, MNA Nursing Practice Award, Massachusetts Nursing Association (MNA).
  • 1984 Academy Award nomination, short documentary Code Gray: Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing.
  • 1985, MNA Image of the Professional Nurse Award – Christine I. Mitchell, Massachusetts Nursing Association (MNA).
  • 2004, International Freddie Award for medical media.
  • 2010, Living Legends in Massachusetts Nursing Award, American Nurses Association Massachusetts.
  • 2018, Nursing Ethics Leadership Award, National Nursing Ethics Conference.
  • 2018, President-Elect, Association of Bioethics Program Directors.

Other works

  • Nursing ethics
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Philosophy of Healthcare
  • Right to Science and Culture

What is Christine Mitchell Age?

Mitchell was born on December 8, 1951, in Garder, Massachusetts, USA.

Who’re Christine Mitchell Family Members?

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Who’re Christine Mitchell Children?

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Who’s Christine Mitchell Husband?

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What is Christine Mitchell Net Worth 2020?

His estimated net worth of Mitchell is $ 20 million.

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