We are excited to announce Healthcare Con will be offered virtually to attendees across the United States! The live event will feature a dynamic range of insightful oral presentations, e-poster viewing, session recordings, rapid fire posters, and networking opportunities aimed to teach and inspire heath care professionals of all career stages.
Healthcare Con is an interdisciplinary conference developed to showcase the latest in research, innovation, education, quality and evidence-based healthcare improvement projects.
Contact the Planning Committee at: Healthcarecon@stanfordhealthcare.org
Her current scholarship focuses on moral suffering of clinicians, moral resilience, palliative care, and designing a culture of ethical practice.
In 2016, she co-led a national collaborative State of the Science Initiative: Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience in Nursing and co-chaired the American Nurses Association professional issues panel that created A Call to Action: Exploring Moral Resilience Toward a Culture of Ethical Practice.
Dr. Rushton is the recipient of three fellowships: a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellowship (2006-2009), a Kornfeld Fellowship in end-of-life, ethics, and palliative care (2000), and a Mind and Life Institute Fellowship in Contemplative Science (2013-2014). Dr. Rushton is evaluating outcomes of the Mindful Ethical Practice and Resilience Academy (MEPRA), which her team designed and implemented to build moral resilience in practicing nurses.
She is author and editor of Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare (Oxford University Press), that aims to transform approaches to moral suffering with innovative methods of cultivating moral resilience and a culture in health care that supports ethical practice.
Dr. Rushton has served on the Institute of Medicine's Committee on increasing rates of organ donation and was a consultant to its project When Children Die. She is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine’s Committee on System Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Wellbeing.
The recipient of numerous awards, she served the first chair of the Maryland State Council on Quality Care at the End-of-Life and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Hastings Center.