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The purpose of this directory is to provide information about nurses with various types of expertise in nursing ethics and bioethics. The information in the directory has been provided by the people listed in the directory. We have not verified the information, nor do we endorse any of the individuals included in it. We recommend that users conduct their own independent evaluation of the alignment of knowledge, skills and preparation of each person based on their needs. Any fees associated with activities will be negotiated by the individuals involved.

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Full name: Laurie Badzek
Title: Director of Ethics and Human Rights, American Nurses Association
Education: LLM (Policy and Ethics), JD, RN, MS (Nursing Education), FNAP, FAAN

Additional ethics training:

  • WVNEC Ethics Course
  • ELNEC Training
  • Director of ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights 15+ years
  • Staff Member Task Force to Revise Code of Ethics for Nurses, 2001 and 2015
  • Ongoing research and publication in genomics and ethics
  • Member of the AAN Ethics Expert Panel
  • Member and elected officer ASBH Nursing Group

Laurie Badzek has served as an ethics consultant for WVU Hospitals, served on the ethics committee of the WVU Hospital, and as an assistant director in the WVU Center for Health Ethics and Law. She currently serves as the Director of the ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights where she has played an important role in the completion of the 2001 and 2015 Code of Ethics for Nurses. She is also known for work related to ethical issues in Genomics and education/research with Magnet hospitals to bring genomics to the bedside. She has provided testimony to the Department of Defense subcommittee on Ethics and serves as an a national and international consultant on nursing ethics.

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Policy
  • Genetics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Schools of Nursing
  • Ethics Consultation – Other
  • Code of Ethics for Nurses

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: lbadzek@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-692-2357

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Full name: Patricia Davidson
Title: Dean and Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Education: PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN

Additional ethics training:

Patricia Davidson is the Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She is a nurse engaged in policy, education and research advocating for the needs of patients and their families.

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Policy
  • Clinical Practice
  • Palliative Care
  • End-of-Life Care

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: pdavidson@jhu.edu
Phone: 410-955-7544

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Full name: Marsha D. Fowler
Title: Professor, Azusa Pacific University
Education: PhD (Ethics), MDiv (Theology), Diploma (Spiritual Direction), MA (Religion), BS (nursing), MS (nursing), RN, FAAN

Additional ethics training:

  • Kennedy Fellow in Medical Ethics, Harvard University 1978-79
  • Hebrew Union College, Studies in Jewish Ethics, 1982-83
  • University of Southern California, graduate studies in religious ethics, 1980-82

Dr. Fowler has expertise in social ethics focusing on social criticism–social change, and social policy; in bioethics; in history and development of nursing’s ethics and the Code of Ethics for Nurses; and in religious ethics, religious social ethics, and religious bioethics. She has taught ethics and bioethics since 1973 and has extensive research publications. She is a bioethicist on hospital ethics committees and an international consultant in ethics.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • ANA Human Rights Award
  • AJN Book of the Year Award
  • Other writing awards works in ethics

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • Member Task Force to Revise Code of Ethics for Nurses, 1992-01
  • Historian and Code Scholar, Steering Committee for Revision of the Code of Ethics for Nurses, 2000-2014
  • Ongoing research
  • Professor of Ethics
  • Member, Social Ethics Network
  • Member, ASBH

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Policy
  • Clinical Practice
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Research Ethics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals
  • Ethics Consultation – Schools of Nursing
  • Ethics Consultation – Other
  • Social Ethics

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: mfowler@apu.edu
Phone: 626-794-1920

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Full name: Pamela Grace
Title: Associate Professor of Nursing and Ethics, Boston College
Education: PhD (Philosophy; concentration in Medical Ethics), MSN (ANP Primary Care), BSN, UK Nursing Diploma, FAAN

Additional ethics training:

  • Part of the PhD Medical Ethics concentration was a clinical practicum in psychiatric and medical ethics
  • Completed a Post Doc Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard School of Social Medicine in 2001

Dr. Grace has taught Healthcare and Nursing Ethics at UG Grad and PhD level at Boston College for the past 15 years. She has held an appointment as a Senior Nurse Scientist in Ethics at Massachusetts General Hospital for the past 8 years. With colleagues, she completed a 3 year Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses at MGH. For the two succeeding years, she served as faculty for a funded Ethics Fellowship for multidisciplinary scholars

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • Recipient of the Jesuit Universities and Honor Society National Book Award for Grad Nursing Ethics Book (1st Edition)

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • Served on 3 IRBs and 3 ethics committees
  • Served on 1 hospice ethics committee
  • Continues to serve on Massachusetts General Hospital Optimum Care Committee
  • Writes and presents on ethical issues in nursing and healthcare

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Policy
  • Clinical Practice
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Research Ethics
  • Genetics
  • Geriatrics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Moral Distress
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals
  • Ethics Consultation – Schools of Nursing
  • Ethical Theory – Social Justice

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: pamela.grace.2@bc.edu
Phone: 508-877-9657

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Full name: Ann Hamric
Title: Associate Dean and Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing
Education: PhD (Nursing Ethics), MS (Medical-Surgical Nursing), BSN

Additional ethics training:

  • 1986 Kennedy Institute Intensive Bioethics Course

Dr. Hamric has ethics expertise focused in two areas: the ethics competency of advanced practice nurses, and moral distress. She has provided leadership in ethics to the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities Affinity Group for Nursing, and currently co-Chairs the Bioethics Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • 2013 Selected as a “Meet the Professor” at the ASBH Meeting
  • 2008 Honored for “Substantive Contributions in Nursing Ethics” by the Affinity Group for Nursing of ASBH

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Moral Distress
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals

Contact:
Email: abhamric@vcu.edu
Phone: 434-825-1420

Full name: Carolyn Harris
Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing, Howard University
Education: RN, JD, MSN, FNP, CNE

Additional ethics training:

  • End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute
  • National League for Nursing ACES Program

Carolyn Harris is an Adjunct Professor at the College of Medicine. She coordinates an interdisciplinary health care ethics course for students enrolled in the health sciences (nursing, medicine, allied health sciences, dentistry, and pharmacy). She is additionally a member of the College of Medicine Accreditation Curricular Content Subcommittee: Medical ethics.

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • Presents on topics including but not limited to legal and ethical issues related to caregiver rights of refusal, informed consent, safety, student incivility and workplace violence.
  • Numerous CEUs in nursing ethics and bioethics.

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Moral Distress

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: cjharris@howard.edu
Phone: 202-806-5536

Full name: Marie Hilliard
Title: Director of Bioethics and Public Policy, The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Education: BSN, PhD (Professional – Nursing- Higher Education Administration), MS (Maternal Child Health Nursing), MA (Religious Studies), JCL (Canon Law)

Additional ethics training:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Humanities Seminar for the Professions, “Religion in Contemporary America: The Influence of Current Religious Movements on Values and Institutions,” by Harvey Cox at Harvard University.
  • Saint Joseph College [University] Faculty Development Grant to study “Nursing Faculties’ Commitments to teaching Prerequisite content for Ethical Decision-Making.”

Dr. Hilliard is the former Chair for the Ethics Committee of the Connecticut Nurses Association. She has years of experience in health policy regulation and as a public policy advocate/lobbyist for Catholic health care and social services. She is the former Executive Officer for the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing and elected member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing  and is an award-winning author in bioethics.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • Agnes Ohlson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nursing through Political Action, Connecticut Nurses Association

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Policy
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals
  • Ethics Consultation – Health Systems
  • Ethics Consultation – Schools of Nursing

Contact:
Email: mhilliard@ncbcenter.org
Phone: 215-877-2660

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Full name: Joan Kub
Title: Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Education: PhD (Public Health Behavioral Sciences), MA (Theology), MS (Community Health Nursing), BSN (Nursing)

Additional ethics training:

  • Contemporary Challenges in Health Care Ethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics,Georgetown University, Washington, DC (1999)
  • National Endowment for Humanities Award for Bioethics Study – Atlanta,  Georgia  Spellman  1981

Dr. Kub has been a member of the ethics consultation service at Johns Hopkins Hospital since the early 1990’s. She is also on the executive committee and serve as the education chair of the committee. She focuses her theology courses on moral theology when possible.

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • Co-investigator on two studies focused on decision preferences of families and patients at the end of life.
  • Attended Graduate Nursing Faculty End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Training- June 24-26, Pasadena, CA.  (2004)

Areas of expertise:

  • Clinical Practice
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Research Ethics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals
  • Public Health Ethics

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: jkub1@jhu.edu
Phone: 410-955-7763

Full name: Melissa Kurtz
Title: Nurse Clinician, Johns Hopkins University
Education: RN, MSN, MA (Ethics)

Additional ethics training:

  • Completed a 2 year fellowship in bioethics consultation
  • Completed 2 courses in bioethics consultation/mediation
  • Current member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee and Consultation Service

Melissa Kurtz has served on the Ethics Committee at 3 different institutions during her time as a practicing nurse in the NICU, and she completed a 2 year fellowship in bioethics consultation, where she facilitated meetings with patients, families, and health care teams to address and resolve ethics issues and conflicts.

Areas of expertise:

  • Clinical Practice
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: mkurtz4@jhu.edu
Phone: 321-696-3018

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Full name: Erica Lewis
Title: Assistant Professor, James Madison University
Education: PhD, RN

Additional ethics training:

  • Dissertation courses in bioethics taken at University of Virginia
  • Ethics Associate James Madison University Madison Collaborative

Dr. Lewis has published and presented on the topic of moral distress, teaching ethics with case studies, and medical error. She serves on a clinical ethical board for a hospital and as an Ethics Associate at James Madison University.  She has directed ethics curriculum review and design for undergraduate nursing students.

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Clinical Practice
  • Moral Distress

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: Lewisej@jmu.edu
Phone: 540-435-1047

Full name: Joan Liaschenko
Title: Professor, University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics and School of Nursing
Education: PhD (Nursing), MS (Nursing), MA (Human Development), BS (Mental Health), RN

Additional ethics training:

Dr. Liaschenko is jointly appointed to the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics and School of Nursing. She teaches ethics to MN and PhD students in nursing. Additionally, she teaches a variety of courses, including foundations of bioethics to MA students in bioethics. She is the Director of the Ethics Consult Service at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and a tri-chair of their ethics committee.

Areas of expertise:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Palliative Care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: jliasch@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-2443

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Full name: Christine Mitchell
Title: Executive Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
Education: RN, MS (Nursing), MTS (Ethics), FAAN

Additional ethics training:

  • Kennedy Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School Interfaculty Program 1979-81
  • Fellowship in Ethics and the Professions at Safra Center at Harvard University 1993-94

Christine Mitchell was the Chair of the pediatric ethics committee for 30 years and consultant to clinical ethics committees in the US, Canada, and European countries. She served as Director of annual 3-day intensive clinical bioethics course for members and leaders of ethics committees, ethics consultation services, and other multidisciplinary health professional staff interested in ethical aspects of health care. She was also Consultant to review of ethics programs in hospitals and medical centers.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • Nominee for Academy Award for short documentary on “Code Grade: Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing”
  • Recipient of Freddy Award for documentary film on end-of-life care in SUPPORT project

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • Service on national and international ethics committees such as the Ethical Legal and Social Aspects Committee for the European Commission funded Human Brain Project.
  • Co-PI on grants regarding decision-making capacity and advance directives in end-of-life care in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Co-Founder of “Community Ethics Committee” for soliciting informed public advice regarding ethical issues in health care.

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Policy
  • Clinical Practice
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: christine_mitchell@hms.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-432-4020

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Full name: Anita Nirenberg
Title: William Randolph Hearst Professor of Clinical Nursing; Professor of Nursing in PhD Program
Education: PhD, RN, AOCNP, FAAN

Additional ethics training:

  • 2014 recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Former Director, Oncology Program and Co-founder and Co-Director Palliative Care Program, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Founding Board of Directors and member of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, NY, NY

An oncology clinician, researcher and educator, Dr. Nirenberg’s expertise in cancer clinical trials in both pediatric and adult populations, cancer survivorship issues, especially those of adult survivors of childhood cancer and palliative and end of life care in this population carries particular relevance to ethical issues.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • 2014 recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Clinical Practice
  • Palliative Care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Ethics Consultation – Other
  • Pediatric Oncology and cancer survivorship

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: anirenbe@hunter.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-481-4359

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Full name: Douglas Olsen
Title: Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Education: PhD (Nursing), RN

Additional ethics training:

Dr. Olsen is currently an associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing. Prior to that he was a Nurse Ethicist at the Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Center for Ethics in Health Care. At VA he was a member of the national ethics consultation team, staff to the National Ethics Committee, and ethics advisor to VA’s Central IRB. Prior to VA, he taught health care ethics and psychiatric nursing at Yale University, where he chaired the School of Nursing IRB for more than a decade.

He is on the editorial board of Nursing Ethics and a contributing editor for ethics at The American Journal of Nursing. He is a founding member of the International Centre for Nursing Ethics at the University of Surrey, UK. He has taught ethics at the Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy on a Fulbright Fellowship; Tokyo Women’s University, Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey, American University of Beirut, and as Visiting Associate Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

His ethics expertise and interests include clinical relationships, mental health, and research ethics.

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: douglas.olsen@hc.msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-8684

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Full name: Gloria Ramsey
Title: Associate Professor; Faculty Lead Ethics, Policy and Leadership Concentration, PhD Nursing Science Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Education: JD, RN, FAAN

Additional ethics training:

  • Certificate in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Certificate, Medical Ethics Short Course, Walter Reed Army Medical Center,Washington, DC
  • Certificate, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
  • Certificate, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) for Veterans
  • Certificate, Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC)
  • Director Program in Bioethics and Director, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Practice, NYU, College of Nursing, 1994-2005
  • Member, ANA Code of Ethics Taskforce (to revise the Code of Ethics for Nurses), 1996-2001
  • Member, ANA Code of Ethics Revision Professional Issues Panel Advisory Committee, 2013-
  • Member, Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment project, 2007-2012

Dr. Ramsey has over 20 years of experience in bioethics education, research, clinical practice and policy efforts.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • Selected for Joining Forces Initiative
  • End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) for Veterans
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the City of Hope program, to improve end-of-life care for Veterans

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Policy
  • Clinical Practice
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Research Ethics
  • Geriatrics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals
  • Ethics Consultation – Schools of Nursing

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: gloria.ramsey@usuhs.edu
Phone: 301-295-1142

Full name: Cynda H. Rushton
Title: Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics; Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University
Education: PhD (Nursing and Bioethics), MSN (Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist), BSN (Nursing), FAAN

Additional ethics training:

  • Fellow, Emilie Davie and Joseph Kornfeld Fellowship in ethics, end-of-life and palliative care
  • Advanced Bioethics Course VIII, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • 1995 Advanced Bioethics Course VI, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • 1994 Advanced Bioethics Course V, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • 1990-1994 Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Bioethics (24 credit hours; PhD electives)
  • 1988 Advanced Bioethics Course I, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • 1987 Intensive Bioethics Course XIII, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Dr. Rushton is a founding member of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and internationally recognized leader in nursing ethics and her scholarship in clinical ethics focuses on moral distress and suffering of clinicians, the ethical issues in family-centered care, pediatric palliative care, advance-care planning for children, and conceptual foundations of integrity, respect, trust and compassion. She served as the Chair and member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Ethics Committee, the original ANA task force on the nurse’s role in end of life care, Board of Directors of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and on numerous multi-society taskforces and committees. She served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Increasing Organ Donation and as a consultant to the IOM’s project “When Children Die. Dr. Rushton also served as the Chair of Maryland’s State Council on Quality Care at the End of Life. She has extensive experience in university graduate curricula and post degree continuing education nationally and internationally.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • Fellow, The Hastings Center
  • Kornfeld Fellowship in end-of-life, ethics, and palliative care
  • AACN’s Pioneering Sprit Award
  • Milestone Award for Bioethics Leadership from Centre for Health Care Ethics at Lakehead University
  • Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellowship

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • Over 25 years of experience in clinical ethics consultation
  • Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee and Consultation Service since 1999

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Policy
  • Clinical Practice
  • Palliative Care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Moral Distress
  • Provide testimony on ethics violations for State Boards of Nursing
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals
  • Ethics Consultation – Health Systems
  • Ethics Consultation – Schools of Nursing

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: crushto1@jhu.edu
Phone: 301-529-4965

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Full name: Sarah Shannon
Title: Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, University of Washington
Education: PhD (Nursing Science, Ethics)

Additional ethics training:

  • Doctoral studies focused on bioethics
  • Adjunct, Bioethics & Humanities, School of Medicine, University of Washington
  • Chief, Clinical Ethics Consultation Service, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Clinical Ethics Consultant, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Faculty, Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Seattle, WA (since 1995)
  • Active member of ASBH: held elected national office; program planning committee 2014

Dr. Shannon has ethics expertise focusing on improving communication among health care teams and between teams and patients and their families around ethically challenging issues, specifically end-of-life decision-making in the ICU setting, disclosure of errors and healthcare team conflict. She has served on five institutional ethics committees in the Puget Sound region since 1988 and currently provides ethics consultation at two local hospitals. Dr. Shannon has taught bioethics since 1997 and has received multiple teaching awards. She is a frequent speaker on topics in bioethics and nursing education.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • 2010-12 ASBH Secretary
  • 2014 ASBH Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee (3)

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Palliative Care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals
  • Ethics Consultation – Health Systems
  • Ethics Consultation – Schools of Nursing
  • Error Disclosure; Conflict Resolution
  • Nursing Practice & Medical Marijuana

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: sshannon@uw.edu
Phone: 206-543-5211

Full name: Mileva Saulo Lewis
Title: Professor Emerita and President, Saulo & Associates, Samuel Merritt University
Education: EdD, MA (Nursing), RN

Additional ethics training:

  • Georgetown University, Bioethics Intensive – 2013
  • Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium: International nursing ethics conference, 2012
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Bioethics, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 1998
  • University of Washington, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, 1994; 1996; 1999; 2003
  • American Society of Bioethics and Humanities annual conference for the last 16 years.

Dr. Saulo Lewis is a lead Bioethics resource to undergraduate and graduate faculty at Samuel Merritt University. She gave a poster presentation at ANA Ethics of Caring on essential ethics content in BSN programs and suggested approaches to ethics education for nursing. She teaches ethics in the School of Nursing at undergraduate and graduate programs.

Dr. Saulo Lewis established and co-chaired the first HEC at SF Kaiser Hospital and is a member HEC Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland CA., and two University IRBs.

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • Vice-President for the Center for Bioethics and Mediation
  • Conducted mediation training and research indicating how this training improves the management of conflict in healthcare
  • Mediator in bioethics conflicts
  • Combines principles of mediation, bioethics, and conflict engagement in work as a conflict coach

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Moral Distress
  • Ethics Consultation – Health Systems
  • Ethics Consultation – Schools of Nursing

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: msaulo@samuelmerritt.edu
Phone: 510-537-6405

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Full name: Anita Tarzian
Title: Associate Professor, FCH
Education: PhD (Nursing, Ethics), MS (Intercultural Nursing), BSN (Nursing)

Additional ethics training:

  • Kennedy Institute’s Intensive Bioethics Course, attending each annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities since 1998

Dr. Tarzian has been the Program Coordinator for the Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network since 1998 and has chaired the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ (ASBH’s) Core Competencies Update Task force and Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Committee. She has served on the American Nurses Association’s Center for Ethics and Human Rights (both as an advisory board member and chair), and advised an ethics advisory committee for the Maryland Nurses Association.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • One of 23 nurses recognized by Creighton’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics as a pioneer and scholar in nursing ethics
  • Received a service award from the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • Has served on hospital ethics committees, the Living Legacy Foundation’s ethics committee, and has provided ethics consultation in the community (e.g., long-term care facilities)
  • Frequently guest lectures on ethics at various courses in the UM School of Nursing and gives invited lectures in the community
  • Serves as co-chair of Chesapeake Research Review’s Institutional Review Board.

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Palliative Care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Research Ethics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: atarzian@law.umaryland.edu
Phone: 443-794-4344

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Full name: Connie Ulrich
Title: Associate Professor of Bioethics and Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Education: PhD (Nursing Ethics), MSN (Nursing), BSN (Nursing)

Additional ethics training:

Dr. Ulrich’s dissertation focused on nursing ethics, particularly those ethical issues experienced by nurse practitioners in primary care. She was the first nurse trained in bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, Department of Bioethics. As a postdoctoral fellow, she was trained in both clinical and research ethics. She is currently an Associate Professor of Bioethics and Nursing teaching bioethics both in the school of Nursing and with her colleagues in the school of Medicine.

Honors/awards in ethics:

  • The Eastern Eastern Nursing Research Award for Significant Contributions to Nursing Research (empirical bioethics)
  • Global Engagement Award for Outstanding Mentorship of International Visiting Scholar (bioethics)
  • Appointed Bioethicist, NIH Data and Safety Monitoring Boards

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Policy
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Research Ethics
  • Moral Distress
  • Informed Consent
  • Risk and Benefit in Cancer Clinical Trials
  • Ethics Education
  • Global Bioethics

Contact:
Email: culrich@nursing.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-898-0898

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Full name: Mary K. Walton
Title: Nurse Ethicist, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Education: MSN (Nursing of Children), MBE (Master of Bioethics)

Additional ethics training:

  • Certificate in Clinical Ethics Mediation – University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Intensive Bioethics Course

Mary Walton has 15 years experience with co-chairing hospital based ethics committees in two acute care/academic settings.

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • 20 years experience with clinical ethics consultations in both pediatric and adult acute care settings.

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Clinical Practice
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Moral Distress
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: mary.walton@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-662-6071

Full name: Lucia Wocial
Title: Nurse Ethicist, Indiana University Health
Education: PhD (Nursing), MSN (Nursing), BSN (Nursing)

Additional ethics training:

  • Minor focus in ethics in PhD program
  • Several continuing education opportunities in ethics

Lucia Wocial’s research interest and area of expertise is moral distress. Her clinical practice used to be neonatal intensive care (more than 20 years) it is now ethics consultation.  She co-chairs an ethics consultation service and has served on the clinical ethics consultation affairs committee for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH).

Other relevant training and/or preparation:

  • Over 10 years in ethics consultation

Areas of expertise:

  • Education
  • Palliative Care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Ethics Consultation
  • Moral Distress
  • Ethics Consultation – Hospitals
    Ethics Consultation – Health Systems
  • Ethics Consultation – Schools of Nursing

This person is willing to provide a CV upon request.

Contact:
Email: lwocial@iuhealth.org
Phone: 317-962-2161

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