Moral Distress

About Our Expert Interviewees

We wish to thank the following experts for their willingness to be interviewed about the topic of moral distress. None of our contributors received any compensation for his or her time, and did so out of a desire to educate and contribute to the national dialogue on moral distress. All of the interviews took place March 21-22, 2013 during the 2013 Ethics of Caring conference, Hilton, Universal City, Los Angeles, California.

Katherine Brown-Saltzman, RN, MA
Co-Director, The UCLA Health Ethics Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Epstein, Ph.D., RN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Stuart Finder, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Medical Affairs
Associate Professor, Surgery, Biomedical Sciences, and Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Ann Hamric, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Vicki Lachman, Ph.D., MBE, APRN, FAAN
President, V.L. Associates, Health Care and Business Consultation, Training, and Coaching, Avalon, NJ and Sarasota, FL
Clinical Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (retired June 2013)
Cynda Rushton, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Anne and George L. Bunting Chair in Clinical Ethics
Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Tilda Shalof, RN, BScN, CNCC (C)
Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Marilyn Shirk, MN, RN, CNS-BC
Mental Health CNS, Nursing Liaison, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Carol Taylor, Ph.D., MSN
Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Professor of Medicine and Nursing, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Mary Walton, MSN, MBE, RN
Director of Patient and Family Centered Care and Nurse Ethicist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Neil Wenger, MD, MPH
Director, The UCLA Health Ethics Center
Professor of Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Lucia Wocial, Ph.D., RN
Nurse Ethicist, Program Leader for the Fairbanks Program in Nursing Ethics
Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN