The High Cost of Caring

November 20, 2017

Even in professions known for acute emotional stress, workers aren’t always taught the skills needed to cope, says Cynda Rushton, a professor of clinical ethics and nursing and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University

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A Call To Action Report

November 14, 2017

An ANA Panel has finalized the Call to Action: Exploring Moral Resilience Toward a Culture of Ethical Practice. Steering committee members include our Cynda Rushton, with additional contributions by our Heidi Holtz

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More than half of U.S. doctors experience at least one symptom of burnout. Our Cynda Rushton joins a panel of experts to discuss this challenge at the US News Healthcare of Tomorrow Conference

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Join the National Academy of Medicine on July 14 in Washington, DC as it hosts the first meeting of the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. This public meeting provides an opportunity for the public and invited experts, including our Cynda Rushton, to provide feedback on the direction of the collaborative, and will highlight research and examples of promising approaches to promoting well-being. Live webcast available

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Our Katherine Heinze, Heidi Holtz and Cynda Rushton write, “Palliative care (PC) clinicians are faced with ever-expanding pressures, which can make it difficult to fulfill their duties to self and others and lead to moral distress.”

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A collaborative initiative, led by our Cynda Rushton, offers recommendations to build moral resilience

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How can nurses show resilience in the face of moral distress? In August 2016, 45 nurse leaders, clinicians, researchers, ethicists, and key stakeholders convened to discuss that very question in a Symposium

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Cynda Hylton Rushton is the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing, with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. A founding member of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Dr. Rushton co-chairs the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Ethics Committee and Consultation Service

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