Flanigan Lecture 2022

28th Annual Flanigan Lecture

America’s Nursing Crisis: What Should Be Done?

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Free Event

Kansas City University
1750 Independence Avenue, KCMO
Reception 6:00-7:00 PM CDT
Lecture 7:00-8:30 PM

Virtual Attendance Option

Lecture 7:00-8:30 PM

Once you register, if you miss the lecture,
we send you a link to view at your convenience.

Lecture Description

In the early months of the COVID pandemic, nurses were hailed as heroes. By 2021, they were scapegoated by citizens angry about the ongoing pandemic and misled by misinformation.

Now, indicators suggest that as many as one-third of nurses may quit by the end of the year. Other reports predict a severe nursing shortage, with potentially serious impacts on access and quality.

 At this year’s Flanigan Lecture, nurse leaders will address the nursing crisis using ethics to understand what is going on and what might be a fitting response. Join us in-person for the reception and lecture or virtually for the lecture. Registration is free.

Ethics Questions to be Discussed

  • Is “crisis” accurately descriptive of what nursing currently faces as a profession in the US?
  • Was this preventable or inevitable given a pandemic crisis?
  • How has the RaDonda Vaught case impacted nursing, or might it?
  • Is there anything to be done about this crisis or do we just get used to a sub-optimal situation for healthcare, as have some developing nations with insufficient resources generally?
  • What ought to be done as a matter of policy/protocol so as to improve the workplace for nursing and healthcare outcomes?
  • What roles might be played by bioethicists and bioethics centers like CPB?

Lecture Speakers and Panelists

Keynote Speaker

Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
President
Chamberlain University
(largest nursing school in the U.S.)

Host

Tarris Rosell, DMin, PhD
Rosemary Flanigan Chair
Center for Practical Bioethics

Panelist

Maria Fox, DNP, APRN-CNS, CCRN-K, HEC-C
Director
Advanced Practice Providers
University of Kansas Health System

Panelist

Erums Iboaya, RN
Critical Care Nurse
University of Kansas Health System

Panelist

Eva Karp, DHA, MBA, RN-BC, FACHE
Senior Vice President
Chief Clinical and Patient Safety Officer
Oracle Cerner Corporation

Panelist

Angie Knackstedt, BSN, RN, NPD-BC
Program Manager, Health Literacy and Nursing Bioethics
Director of Certificate Program in Pediatric Bioethics
Office of Equity and Diversity and Pediatric Bioethics Center
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Panelist

Joy Roberts, JD, MSN, FNP-BC
Interim Dean/Clinical Associate Professor
Nursing and Health Studies
University of Missouri – Kansas City

Panelist

Carole Thomas, BA, RN, MCSE
Vice President of Clinical Operations
KC CARE Health Center

Registration Required - Free Event

In-Person

Kansas City University
1750 Independence Avenue, KCMO
Reception 6:00-7:00 PM CDT
Lecture 7:00-8:30 PM

Virtual Attendance

Lecture 7:00-8:30 PM

Once you register, if you miss the lecture,
we send you a link to view at your convenience.

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