Patricia (Paddy) Rodney Biography
Paddy Rodney is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Nursing and a former (founding) Board Member of the Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC; 2010-2015). She is also a Faculty Associate with the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics at UBC, and a Research Associate with Providence Health Care Ethics Services.
Further, she serves as an ethics consultant for the BC Provincial Advisory Panel on Cardiac Health. Paddy’s research and publications focus on end-of-life care for seriously ill older adults and the moral climate of health care delivery for health care providers.
She is currently working with colleagues in Providence Health Care Long Term Care on research to address staff distress related to increased mortality rates of residents soon after admission. She is also currently working with colleagues at the Lions Gate Hospital OR to study health care providers’ perspectives on barriers to having discussions with patients about code status.
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ADDRESSING ETHICS AND MORAL DISTRESS IN THE OR
In this session, perioperative staff nurses, educators, managers, researchers and support staff will have the opportunity to focus on ethical issues that affect the moral climate of health care delivery in their workplaces. This will include a discussion of moral distress as well as strategies to reduce moral distress and improve the moral climate of their workplaces.