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Ethical Issues in Nursing
Bringing Henrietta to Life: The Arts in Medical Humanities
  • Linda E. Wolf, Cleveland State University
  • David Foley, Cleveland State University
  • Corinne Wheeler, Cleveland State University
  • Barbara Cavender, Cleveland State University
  • Joan Thoman, Cleveland State University
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Start Date
15-11-2014 1:00 PM
End Date
15-11-2014 2:20 PM
The Ethical Issues in Nursing discussion group will focus on the ramification of ignoring the ethical issues that are exposed by the story of Henrietta Lacks. This session will be lead by co-facilitators Dr. Linda Wolf and David Foley, RN, MSN, MPA Dr. Wolf began her career in nursing as a critical care nurse at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Over the course of her career she has been employed in critical care; ambulatory care; and as a staff development coordinator. In addition she was a part-time clinical nursing instructor at Kent State University College of Nursing. In 2004, Dr. Wolf joined the faculty in the School of Nursing at Cleveland State University where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She received her PhD from Kent State University in Curriculum and Instruction in 2007 and received certification as a Certified Nurse Educator in 2010. David Foley is a Cleveland State University School of Nursing College Lecturer. A Cleveland, Ohio native, he has previously served his local community as Program Manager for a mid-sized residential facility for individuals with MH/MR/DD, Director of Operations for Women's and Children's Services at MetroHealth Medical Center, and Nurse Manager and Administrative Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs' Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Since he was both a traditional and non-traditional student several times during his career, he enjoys interacting with all types of students as they strive for academic success while maintaining work/life balance. As a nurse, he has worked in a number of areas across the healthcare continuum including MR/DD, Psych, long-term care, Med/Surgical, and ICU. Mr. Foley began teaching in 2005 as a clinical and lab instructor for Cuyahoga Community College as well as faculty for the University of Phoenix's Cleveland Campuses in the BSN, MSN, and Healthcare Administration tracks. In his free time he enjoys reading, walking and pursuing his passion of local history. Joan Thoman first received her diploma in nursing at St. Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio. Later she earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Akron, College of Nursing. Her clinical experiences as a registered nurse includes hospital medical surgical units, charge nurse, public health, as a visiting home care nurse, and as a diabetes program coordinator. Joan has experience in staff development, informatics and management. Joan is credited with implementing and maintaining the Diabetes Self Management Skills and Training Program at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio which achieved recognition from the American Diabetes Association in August 2002. In 2003, Joan was selected by her nursing peers to receive the award of Outstanding Excellence in Clinical Nursing. She started a multidisciplinary Diabetes Resource Team to address both in-patient and out-patient needs. In collaboration with the hospital's community outreach department, she started a community health worker program for the diabetes center. In 2004, Joan was key in assisting the hospital become an affiliate of the Joslin Diabetes Center which has a philosophy of an integrated team approach for the care of people with diabetes. Joan assisted in implementing a medical clinic portion to augment the education program based on the Joslin diabetes standards of care. In October 2004, St. Vincent Charity Hospital recognized Joan as "Caregiver of the Month" for her work with the Joslin Diabetes Center. In June, 2005, Joan was selected to receive the Distinguished Women in Health Care award for clinical practice and was featured in Cleveland Magazine. She has been a registered nurse for over 25 years. Barbara Cavender MSN,RN,CNS,CNL began working at Cleveland State University in 2004 as a part-time clinical faculty in pediatrics. She continued this until August 2006 when she became a term instructor fulltime for the nursing school. She has a MSN degree from Case Western Reserve University with a specialty in pediatric nursing. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Clinical Nurse Leader. She also was a RN-BSN graduate of Cleveland State University. She teaches clinical courses in pediatric nursing, community nursing, and health assessment. Corinne A. Wheeler, PhD, RN, CENP, is associate dean, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Citation Information
Linda E. Wolf, David Foley, Corinne Wheeler, Barbara Cavender, et al.. "Ethical Issues in Nursing" (2014)
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