By Meghan McCarthy
Penn researcher Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN, was awarded the 2023 Baruch A. Brody Award for her research on supported decision making as cognition declines.
“It was an honor to receive the Brody Award,” said Dr. Largent.
The Baruch A. Brody Award and Lectureship is given by the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, the Houston Methodist Hospital System, and the Rice University Department of Philosophy in honor of Dr. Baruch Brody.
The recipient is someone who blends legal analysis with empirical research methods to address ethical issues and who exemplifies the values and scholarly excellence of Dr. Brody.
“Dr. Brody was a giant in the field of bioethics due to his ability to blend rigorous analysis with real-world impact,” said Dr. Largent.
Dr. Largent received her accolade and delivered a lecture on her groundbreaking work last month in Houston, Texas.
“Supported decision making may be the ‘just right’ decision making tool for people with marginal capacity,” said Dr. Largent. “Importantly, this process allows individuals with impaired capacity to make their own decisions while also having tailored support.”
Dr. Largent said that she will continue to strive to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families through her research.
Click here to watch a recording of Dr. Largent’s lecture.