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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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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Our Cynda Rushton launches the Isabal Hampton Robb Nursing Ethics Video Series by explaining the importance of understanding ethics in the nursing profession

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Cynda Rushton’s research informs a new Berman Institute/School of Nursing program that arms nurses with skills to manage “moral distress”

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Why Ethics?

January 5, 2017

Our Cynda Rushton writes, “Nurses are consistently ranked the nation’s most trusted profession, and we take seriously our call and promise to patients to protect their health and wellbeing. But doing so doesn’t happen by accident, and it requires thorough understanding of how important ethical guidelines are to our everyday practice.”

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