At the 2018 APHC Meeting in Baltimore, Md., Keynote Speaker Cynda Hylton Rushton spoke on the topic, "Moral Resilience: Preserving Integrity in the Midst of Complexity."
Her new book to be released in October 2018 also examines the emerging concept of moral resilience, or the capacity to restore and sustain integrity in response to moral adversity.
Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Health Care to be released in October 2018 aims to sustain the healthcare workforce in light of the increasing prevalence of burnout in response to moral adversity.
Moral adversity abounds in clinical practice, according to Rushton, as clinicians confront situations that regularly challenge their integrity, values, and well being. In addition to offering a novel approach to addressing moral suffering, the book includes practical skills and tools for clinicians and healthcare leaders.
Rushton, PhD, RN, is the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing. She also serves as co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Ethics Committee and Consultation Service.
The book can be ordered online at www.oup.com/academic. An advance purchase discount of 30 percent is available by entering the code AMPROMD9.