Sally Okun RN - Vice President for Advocacy, Policy and Patient Safety. In her work with PatientsLikeMe Sally has worked on the standardizing the language of patient information. This creates new insight and understanding of patients, where clinical terminology and language fall short. Her role has also evolved to broader system thinking about how PatientsLikeMe can be a tool to […]
As many nurses begin to learn about patient care and research the topic of ethics comes up, or at least it should. In this interview I sit down with Nancy Walton, a nurse that found her love for ethics while pursuing her graduate education. She was the Associate Director at Ryerson University in 2009 and is the chair of their Research Ethics board. As an ethicist and a nurse Nancy understand difficulties that both sides encounter when they met. That said she is passionate about helping nurses to understand and use ethical reason to solve situations that arise in patient care and to plan their research. Although her career track to tenure has the traditional list of publications and academic work she is also using more accessible methods of writing through her website Research Ethics. In this interview we talk about her work, the importance of ethics for nursing, how nurses can get more involved and learn more about ethics.
- Joint Centre for Bioethics
- Research Ethics Blog
- Nursing Ethics – Codes of Ethics
- College of Nurses – Practice Standard Ethics
- Nursing Ethics (wikipedia)
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) Blog
Dr Nancy Walton RN: What do you feel would help you to further engage with ethics? How can educators and ethicists make it more accessible?
Rob Fraser RN: Have you ever taken ethics training? How was ethics taught to you?