Rushton Delivers Inaugural Ethical Issues in Nursing Lecture


Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN
, the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics and a Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics, delivered the inaugural Gerry Lewis-Jenkins Ethical Issues in Nursing Lecture at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Rushton, an internationally recognized expert in ethics and palliative & end-of-life care, delivered a well-received talk entitled “Transforming Moral Distress into Resilience”. 

 Dr. Rushton is a core faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and is a professor of nursing with a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

This lecture coincides with National Nurses Week, celebrated annually from May 6th through May 12th.  May 12th is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing.

Ms Lewis-Jenkins serves as executive Vice-President of COPIC, the leading medical liability carrier in Colorado.  She entered into the healthcare field as a registered nurse and this endowed lecture provides an outlet to continue her commitment to ethics and nursing education & practices.  The event was cosponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado, along with COPIC.