Bioethics Nurse Ambassadors — ethics champions for your unit

Bioethics Nurse Ambassadors — ethics champions for your unit

This past weekend, many AAMC nurses gathered to attend training that would prepare them to become Bioethics Nurse Ambassadors. These nurses will be ethics champions to their units, serving as a resource person.  They will improve their familiarity of current ethical issues in healthcare, discover options to decrease their sense of moral distress that may accompany the delivery of care, and explore options for providing best ethical practices for patients, families, and staff in which they serve. These nurses will help triage and identify minimal, moderate, and severe urgency in ethics consults; and to bring ongoing ethical education to the units.

“It was a wonderful start of my day to be with this group of nurses, all giving up a Saturday to become Ethics Ambassadors in their home environments,” said Barbara Jacobs, Chief Nursing Officer. “Nurses from all parts of the campus were in attendance: inpatient and outpatient, including Clatanoff. There was also a wonderful range of years of experience and positions. These nurses represent our AAMC mission… to enhance the health of the people we serve, and our nursing motto, Powered by knowledge. Inspired by caring.”

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