Congratulations to Assistant Professor (School of Nursing) and Director (Centre for Health Care Ethics), Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio on the publication of her new book entitled Health Care Ethics through the Lens of Moral Distress.
The book is her first peer-reviewed monograph and was published on August 28, 2020 by Springer International (see www.springer.com/book/9783030561550).
Health Care Ethics through the Lens of Moral Distress addresses health care ethics on a personal level and promotes the idea that moral distress experiences can be leveraged to promote positive outcomes. The book is inclusive of all health-care workers and caregivers such as physicians, social workers, and allied health-care professionals.
Health Care Ethics through the Lens of Moral Distress makes a significant contribution to the international bioethics literature by connecting the reader to a wide variety of current academic research in a highly readable format.
Set against the context of a Canadian nursing perspective, she positions health-care providers as ‘wounded healers’ and acknowledges their suffering amidst the messiness of everyday ethical issues in various practice settings. As such, this is a timely publication in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
"I am pleased to see Dr. Jones-Bonofiglio’s book published. The current climate in health care calls for a careful evaluation of the impact of moral distress experiences on health care professionals and students.
"Dr. Jones-Bonofiglio’s scholarship is timely and a great contribution to the existing literature. Her book will be of interest to clinicians as well as academics,” says School of Nursing Director, Dr. Karen McQueen.