Grace Tien Lecture 2022 Past Event
Contemplating Ethics: What Does a New Page for Nursing Entail?
Dr Christine Grady
Dr Christine Grady, Chief of the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health Clinical Centre, was the speaker of the 14th Serena Yang Lecture. She shared with the audience on the topic “Contemplating Ethics: What Does a New Page for Nursing Entail?”. By using the frame of nurses as moral agents with moral responsibilities, Dr Grady explored the ethical challenges that nurses faced before and during COVID, and described some of the challenges that COVID has created or exacerbated; and defined and discussed the phenomena of moral distress and moral strength. She proposed five categories of approaches to move us forward to a new page by supporting the moral work of nurses and improving healthcare systems, including care, compensation, culture, community, and creativity.
The 14th Grace Tien Lecture was held on November 30, 2022, in conjunction with the 12th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum held virtually online. Since 2004, the School has been organizing the Grace Tien Lecture with the generous sponsorship from the family of the late Mrs Grace Tien.