Cynda Rushton

Cynda Hylton Rushton, an international leader in nursing ethics, 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, she co-led the first National Nursing Ethics Summit and produced a Blueprint for 21st Century Nursing Ethics. Her scholarship focuses on moral suffering of clinicians, moral resilience, palliative care, and designing a culture of ethical practice. She co-led two national initiatives to support nurses transform morally distressing experiences by fostering moral resiliency. Her team developed, implemented and evaluated the Mindful Ethical Practice and Resilience Academy (MEPRA), She is author and editor of Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare and is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine’s Committee on System Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Wellbeing. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Hastings Center.

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