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Eileen Chichin

  • ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
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  • M.S., College of New Rochelle

  • Ph.D., Fordham University

  • R.N., Holy Name Hospital

  • B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College


    Co-Director, Greenberg Center on Ethics, the Jewish Home and Hospital

    Mailing Address: Greenberg Center on Ethics, The Jewish Home and Hospital, 120 W. 106th Street, New York, NY 10025

    Dr. Chichin received her diploma in nursing from Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey, her B.S. from St. Thomas Aquinas College, her M.S. from the College of New Rochelle, and her Ph.D. from Fordham University. The Co-Director of the Greenberg Center on Ethics at The Jewish Home and Hospital, Dr. Chichin has also been an adjunct assistant professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 1992. She has been the Principal Investigator on a number of research projects focusing on palliative care and end-of-life ethical issues that impact upon patients and nursing home staff. She has received funding from the United Hospital Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, and the New York State Department of Health Dementia Grants Project. Dr. Chichin appeared on the PBS special, "On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying."


Chichin E, Olson E. An ethics consult team in geriatric long-term care. Camb Q Healthc Ethics 1995 Spring; 4(2): 178-84.

Chichin ER. Treatment termination in long-term care: Implications for health care providers. In: Olson E, Chichin ER, Libow LS, editors. Controversies in ethics in long-term care. Springer, New York; 1995.

Chichin ER, Schulman E, Harrington M, Norwood J, Olson E, editors. End-of Life treatment decisions in the nursing home: Ethics and the nursing assistant. Springer, New York; 1995.

McBee L, Burack OR, Carter J, Chichin ER. Discussing DNR/CPR preferences in the nursing home: a key component of advance care planning. ABCD Exchange 2000; 3(11): 117-133.

Chichin E, Burack OR, Olson E, Likourezos A, editors. End-of-life Ethics and the Nursing Assistant. New York, Springer; 2000.

Chichin ER, Burack OR, Carter J. Paraprofessional workers in long-term care: Dealing with loss and bereavement. In: Doka K, editor. Caregiving and loss: family needs, professional responses. Washington, DC, Hospice Foundation of America; 2001. pp117-133.

Chichin ER. Nursing Homes: The Family's Journey. J Am Geriatr Soc 2002 Dec; 50(12): 2084-2085.

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