Jane H. Lassetter, PhD, RN
College of Nursing
Brigham Young University

I hope all faculty have a favorite course to teach. For me, it is Ethics in Nursing, a 2-credit undergraduate course that also helps fulfill our University advanced writing requirement. To stay current in ethics, I serve on our regional hospital’s ethics committee and recently completed a graduate certificate in Health Care Ethics at Creighton University http://online.creighton.edu/mshce/masters-in-healthcare-ethics/courses  Their program provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss ethical issues with healthcare providers in a variety of specialties from across the country. Additionally, Hastings Center lists several graduate programs in healthcare ethics that might interest you http://www.thehastingscenter.org/publications-resources/bioethics-careers-education/graduate-programs-2/

If you’re not quite ready to enroll, here are a few helpful resources:

  • People & Perspectives is an interesting on-line source that provides an “archive of stories from the research ethics community” http://www.peopleandperspectives.org/ Here is a link to a helpful video introducing you to the People & Perspectives website.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeP-JvidF8c&feature=youtu.be
  • If you haven’t discovered Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, I highly recommend them to you. Both books provide excellent content for ethics discussions.



Kate Lorig, Dr.P.H.
Director – Stanford Patient Education Research Center
Professor of Medicine – School of Medicine
Stanford University

Click here to view Dr. Lorig’s slides from her 2016 WIN Conference State of the Science Address:  Theory to Translation: Chronic Disease SelfManagement