Associate professor, Connell School of Nursing
Education: Ph.D., philosophy, University of Tennessee
Specialization: Acute and primary-care nursing of adults; healthcare ethics, philosophy, and professional ethics
Representative Publication: “Informed Consent and Failure to Inform Adequately; What’s the Nurse’s Role When a Patient Has Given Consent But Still Doesn’t Really Understand?” American Journal of Nursing, April, 2005
Honors: Fulbright Award, Spring 2003; ethics columnist for American Journal of Nursing
Projects: I hope to write a book on ethical decision-making in advanced nursing practice that will cover specialty areas such as adult and pediatric health, obstetrics and gynecology, genetic counseling, and psychiatric nursing. It will focus on issues associated with expanded nursing practice, roles, and responsibilities. I’ll use my research project that explores the essential characteristics of “good” nurses as a springboard for further cross-cultural research on healthcare delivery.
Read Pamela Grace’s column in The American Journal of Nursing.