Moral Distress

M Sara Rosenthal, PhD

Biography

Dr. Rosenthal completed all of her academic training at the University of Toronto and earned a PhD in bioethics from the University of Toronto's Joint Centre for Bioethics. Her research interests focus on endocrine ethics, reproductive ethics, and clinical ethics education including her novel multimedia work on the topic moral distress (www.moraldistressproject.org). She directs the UK HealthCare clinical ethics consult service. She is also faculty at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Kentucky and directs the Research Ethics Consultation Service, also known as "benchside ethics" consults. Dr. Rosenthal is Past Chair of the American Thyroid Association's Ethics Advisory Committee and is also a member of The Endocrine Society, the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the Association of Bioethics Program Directors. She is the author of over 50 publications, has served as the bioethicist on numerous clinical practice guidelines, and has delivered over 150 scholarly presentations nationally and internationally.

Affiliation

  • Professor and Founding Director, Program for Bioethics, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Behavioral Science
    University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    Chair, UK HealthCare Ethics Committee
    Lexington, Kentucky
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Annette Greer, PhD, MSN, RN

Biography

Dr. Greer teaches Interdisciplinary Rural Health courses primarily in online environments, teaches public health and adult education, and collaborates with faculty from the College of Human Ecology to teach an Honors Seminar that combines art and health. Dr. Greer has been involved in interdisciplinary education for over twelve years. Along with her advanced degrees in nursing, Dr. Greer has associate degrees in Agriculture Science and Agricultural Business. She serves on the NIH/NCI National Advisory Board of the Agricultural Health Study and represents farm spouses. She has published on interdisciplinary education, service-learning, and distance education pedagogy in allied health and nursing journals. Dr. Greer's dissertation research in learner-centered pedagogy has been published internationally in journal articles, a book chapter, and a recent book release. Research interests include rural health and social determinants of health for adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations including palliative and hospice care, interprofessional care to distirbuted populations using technologies in the home, and ethics of community-campus partnerships for service and research integrating her current interprofessional educational/research into medical education.

Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor, Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies
    Co-Director, Office of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Education
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, North Carolina
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Maria Clay, PhD

Biography

Dr. Clay earned a PhD in Adult Education and Organizational Development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a certificate in Bioethics from Creighton University, and a Global Health Certificate from the Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill. She teaches in the medical school curriculum (Principles of Bioethics, Society, Culture and Health Systems, and Research Ethics), and interdisciplinary social determinants of rural health courses for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the university. Research interests include interprofessional education and moral distress especially for medical students.

Affiliation

  • Chair and Professor, Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies
    Brody School of Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Public Health
    Director, Clinical Skills Assessment and Education
    College of Education
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, North Carolina
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