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Leslie Jenal - JD, MA

Instructor, Religious Studies

MA in Bioethics The Bioethics Institute, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
JD, Order of the Coif University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, CA
BA, Metaphysical and Epistemological Philosophy, cum laude Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Ms. Jenal’s interests include Christian Ethics, Clinical Ethics, and Biomedical Ethics, with particular interests in medical futility, end-of-life, and healthcare and vulnerable populations, especially the transgender and genderqueer communities.

Ms. Jenal holds certifications in Clinical Issues in Mental Health and Advanced Palliative Care. In addition, Ms. Jenal was a Clinical Ethics Consultant for three medical centers from 2005 to 2010. '

“A Chaplain’s Perspective” in End-of-Life Communication in the ICU: A Global Perspective, David W. Crippen M.D., ed (New York: Springer, 2008)
“Prolongevity” Paper delivered at Harvard University, 2007
“Ethics roundtable debate: should a sedated dying patient be wakened to say goodbye to family?” Anna Batchelor, Leslie Jenal, Farhad Kapadia, Stephen Streat, Leslie Whetstine, and Brian Woodcock, in Critical Care 2003, 7:335-338 (June 9, 2003)
“Medical Futility” in Three Patients - International Perspective on Intensive Care at the End of Life, David W. Crippen M.D., Jack Kilcullen, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., David F Kelly, PhD, eds (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002)
Not the Worst Thing: Ethics at End of Life (estimated publication date February 15, 2017)