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Creighton Holds National Conference on Nursing Ethics

Creighton Holds National Conference on Nursing Ethics

Twenty-three nationally and internationally known nurse scholars from across North America gathered in one place for the first time recently for a seminar on “Nursing and Health Care Ethics: A Legacy and a Vision.”

The seminar, hosted by Creighton’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics, brought together pioneers and noted scholars in the field of nursing ethics. The scholarly work of these individuals serves today as the foundation for modern nursing ethics.

The seminar’s goal was to document the contributions of the nurse ethicists in attendance and examine what future role their contributions might play in health care ethics for nurses and other health care professionals. An outcome of the conference will be an edited book featuring contributions by the participants.

Project director and co-director for the seminar were Winifred J. Ellenchild Pinch, R.N., Ed.D., F.A.A.N, and Amy Haddad, R.N., Ph.D., both with the Center for Health Policy and Ethics. Haddad directs the center.