Ann Hamric, Ph.D., RN, FAAN


Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Dr. Hamric teaches courses in advanced practice nursing role development and ethics. Her current research focuses on the phenomenon of moral distress in healthcare professionals. She has developed an instrument to measure moral distress that is being widely used around the world. She is part of a research team studying moral distress in ICUs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Hamric currently co-chair the Bioethics Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing. She has consulted with nursing leaders in Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, and China regarding advanced practice nursing development and education. She served as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Task Force that developed the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Essentials. Dr. Hamric was an invited participant on the National Consensus Panel to Develop Ethical Guidelines for Research With Persons at the End of Life, convened at Emory University in 2004. She was an advisor to the Affinity Group for Nursing of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities in 2006-7.

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