Dr. Hester is Associate Professor of Medical Humanities and Pediatrics at UAMS, as well as clinical ethicist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). Dr. Hester has Published eight books and dozens of journal articles. His latest book is End-of-life Care and Pragmatic Decision Making (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010) which develops ethical insights in the care of dying patients based on pragmatic radical empiricism. He is editor of Ethics By Committee (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), a textbook for the education of members of hospital ethics committees, and author of Community As Healing
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2001) which develops a pragmatist ethic for physician-patient relationship. Some of Dr. Hester’s publications can be found in leading bioethics journals, such as the American Journal of Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and the Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. He also is regularly invited to give talks on bioethical topics throughout
Arkansas, the Mid-South, and the United States. Dr. Hester also coordinates the Pediatric Ethics Consortium which is a national professional initiative to promote pediatric ethics scholarship and education.