M. Sheleagh Somers, MSW, LICSW a clinical social worker at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, is a graduate of Simmons School of Social Work and a two year post graduate program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Theory and Practice. She works with OB/GYN patients and with parents who have an infant admitted to the NICU. She is a member of the hospital wide Ethics Support Service, facilitates NICU Ethics Rounds and serves on a number of NICU related committees. She is also actively involved with Boston Children’s Hospital Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice and the Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills. Additionally, Sheleagh has an active psychotherapy private practice. She looks forward to broadening her perspective and deepening her understanding in the application of ethical principals in the clinical setting. Her interests include addressing ethical issues associated with the moral distress experienced by providers “at the bedside” and end of life decision making. She also hopes to focus on the intersection of medical ethics, enhanced communication and the relational model of clinical practice.
Fellowship Year: 2014-2015