GS1: Keynote Address: Everyday Ethics for Nurses in Everyday Practice
Mother of Nursing Ethics
Dr. Leah Curtin is an internationally recognized nurse leader, ethicist, speaker, and consultant in the nursing field. A strong advocate for the nursing profession as well as the quality of patient care, Dr. Curtin has long been known for her contributions to the nursing community and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her audience. Her monthly editorials were known for their wit and ability to touch the heart of a nursing issue. In 1998, Dr. Curtin left Nursing Management to edit and publish her own newsletter, Curtin Calls, which is certain to be a great success.
Dr. Curtin’s varied nursing career began as a staff nurse at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and the Visiting Nurses Association of Cincinnati. She has also been a faculty member, a consultant and lecturer, an advisory board member, an author and editor-inchief, and a founding director of both the National Center for Nursing Ethics and the Christian Family Center, a community outreach agency in Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout her career, Dr. Curtin has remained a nurse dedicated to quality patient care.