Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and the Thursday evening reception.

The deadline for early bird registration rates has been extended to
March 1, 2013

Day 1 – Breakout sessions (six)

  • When Something Bad Happens: Disclosing Errors as an Ethical Practice
  • Cultivating Compassion:  Caring for the “Difficult” Patient or Family
  • Ethics Support:  Models for Nurses at the Bedside
  • Bioethics and End-of-life care: A 50 year journey
  • Ethics 101:  Making it real for nurses
  • Moral Courage: The Antidote to Moral Distress


Day 2 – Breakout sessions (six)

  • Cultural Humility
  • Ethics of Caring in Co-worker Relationships — No Place for Bullies, Victims or Bystanders
  • When Parents and Children Disagree on Goals of Care
  • Leading Change from the Bedside
  • Connecting Values in the Context of Futile Treatment
  • Resources to Support Ethical Practice in End of Life Care
Kagawa-Singer Brown/Gorman/Shirk

The Ethics of Caring would like to thank the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for partnering to provide continuing nursing education.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is an accredited continuing nursing education provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Program overview:

Day One: Cultivating Ethical Awareness and Responsiveness

Caring – The Core of Nursing Ethics
Katherine Brown-Saltzman, MA, RN
Co-director, UCLA Health System Ethics Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Nursing

Why Patient Advocacy is Hurting Patients
Sarah E. Shannon, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington
Adjunct, Bioethics & Humanities, School of Medicine, University of Washington
Clinical Ethicist, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

The Power (and Limits) of One
Carol Taylor, PhD, RN
Professor, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
Senior Faculty, Georgetown University Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Opening My Heart – The Risks and Benefits of Opening Yours
Tilda Shalof RN, BScN, CNCC (C)
Staff Nurse, Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

Day Two: Growing a Positive Ethics Climate

Breaking the Silence:  Every Nurse’s Moment of Truth
Lucia D. Wocial, PhD, RN
Nurse Ethicist, Indiana University Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

The Privilege of Bearing Witness
Theresa Drought, PhD, RN
Director of Bioethics, Woodland Hills Medical Center
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan

Transforming Moral Distress into Healing and Resilience
Cynda Hylton Rushton PhD, RN, FAAN
Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics
Professor of Nursing & Pediatrics
Program Director, Harriet Lane Compassionate Care
Johns Hopkins University
Berman Institute of Bioethics


Planning Committee

2013 National Nursing Ethics Conference Planning Committee

Katherine Brown-Saltzman, BSN, MA, RN (NNEC Chair) (Ethics of Caring Chair)
Co-director, Ethics Center
UCLA Health System

Lucia D. Wocial, PhD, RN (NNEC Co-Chair)
Nurse Ethicist, Indiana University Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

Laurie Badzek LLM, JD, MS, RN, FAAN
Director, Center for Ethics and Human Rights, American Nurses Association 
Professor, West Virginia University School of Nursing

Brenda Barnum, BSN, MA, RN
Lead RN, Newborn & Infant Critical Care Unit, NICCU
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Jennifer Bartlett, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
Assistant Professor, Bon Secours Richmond Health System
BSN Program, Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Elissa Brown, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC (Ethics of Caring Vice-Chair)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mental Health
Co-Chair, GLA Ethics Advisory Committee

Maureen Cavanaugh, RN, C-EFM, MS, MAHCM
Clinical Nurse Specialist
St. Peter’s Hospital

Anna Dermenchyan, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC
Clinical Nurse III
UCLA Health System

Katherine DuBois, MSN, RN-BC
Staff Development Specialist, Ethics Nurse
Children’s National Medical Center

Theresa S. Drought, PhD, RN
Director Medical Bioethics
Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills Medical Center
Board member, Nursing Ethics and International Centre for Nursing Ethics

Beverly Fairbairn, RN (Ethics of Caring Treasurer)
Retired Nursing Supervisor
Saint John’s Health Center

RoseMarie Faber, MSN/ED, RN
Alumna CCRN
Credentialing Program Specialist
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Linda Gorman, MN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FPCN (Ethics of Caring Secretary)
Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Independent Consultant

Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Clinical Professor, Nurse Ethics Consultant
Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

Shellee Laubersheimer
Program Coordinator
Indiana University Health

Donna McKlindon, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Director, Department of Medical Ethics
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Clara Monroe RN, CCRN, PCCN, CMC
Senior Partner, CMCC
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital

Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Nursing & Pediatrics, Core Faculty Berman Institute of Bioethics
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Marilyn J. Shirk, MN, RN, CNS-BC
Mental Health CNS, Nursing Liaison
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Lauren Siri, BSA
UCLA Health System Ethics Center
Conference Coordinator

Carol Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN
Professor of Nursing,
Kennedy Institute Scholar
Georgetown University

Martha Turner, PhD, RN-BC
Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics and Human Rights, American Nurses Association
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University

Mary K. Walton, MSN, MBE, RN
Director, Patient/Family Centered Care
Nurse Ethicist
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania




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