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Gloria R.

New York, NY

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    Nurse Attorney
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A registered nurse and attorney, Gloria Ramsey is known for her work in bioethics; in particular, her research has focused on questions concerning end-of-life care, decisional capacity in the elderly, and legal and ethical issues for individuals and families with HIV disease and AIDS. Currently, Gloria is engaged in research to examine reasons why African Americans do and do not complete advance directives and is working with investigators from North General Hospital, The Initiative to Improve Palliative Care for African Americans, and Howard University School of Medicine to develop and implement the didactic content for APPEAL, "A Progressive Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for the Care of African-Americans at Life's End," a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Moreover, Gloria has recently been appointed director of a program funded by The Teagle Foundation, Inc. entitled, "Building Academic Capacity in Bioethics and Nursing at New York University," where she will develop a model program in bioethics in schools of nursing to strengthen bioethics education, practice, and research. Gloria's clinical interests include ethical issues in clinical practice, ethics education and consultation, and the unique ethical and legal issues that arise in nursing practice. Gloria was the founding author of an online column for The Nursing Spectrum Career Management resource for RNs, "Ask the Experts," entitled "Law & Ethics." In addition, she is involved in a variety of professional organizations and as a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), she served from 1996-2001 as a member of the ANA Code of Ethics Project Task Force, reviewing and revising the Code of Ethics. She is also secretary of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Nurse Affinity Group, member of the New York University Medical Center Ethics Committee, and recently admitted to practice law before The United States Supreme Court.

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