A World Bioethics Day Event

Moral distress is well documented among nurses and other medical professionals, but the precise nature of the problem and solutions to it remain a subject of extensive inquiry. On the standard view, someone experiences moral distress when she faces a moral challenge, knows the morally right thing to do in response, but is constrained from so acting by bureaucratic, institutional, or other professional obstacles.  

On Friday, Nov. 6 from 8:45 to 11:50 a.m., MSOE will host Moral Distress Across the Professions, a virtual World Bioethics Day Event presented by the MSOE Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics.  

Moral Distress Across the Professions brings together a distinguished group of bioethicists to address questions such as: Should this view of moral distress be broadened? Does moral distress have a parallel within other professions such as public health and engineering? How has it affected health care professionals and others throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? What steps can be taken to mitigate the effects?

Participants joining via Microsoft Teams are invited to ask questions during the Q&A period following the talks and panel discussion. This virtual event is free and open to the public.  

Register online.    

Speakers and panelists to include:

Natalie McAndrew, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee  

Stephen Campbell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Bentley University
Joint Fellow-in-Residence, 2020-21, Harvard University, Safra Center for Ethics & Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics 

Connie M. Ulrich, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Lillian S. Brunner Endowed Chair, Professor of Bioethics and Nursing, University of Pennsylvania  

Mary Homan, DrPH, MA, MSHCE
Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin  

David B. Resnik, Ph.D., J.D.
Bioethicist, National Institute of Environmental Health Science, National Institutes of Health