Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Improving Communication with Critically Ill Patients
Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA will present the third 2017 NINR Director’s Lecture on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her presentation, "Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Improving Communication with Critically Ill Patients,” Dr. Happ will describe her program of research which addresses family bedside presence during critical illness, end-of-life care and treatment decision making in the ICU, and patient and family outcomes in acute-critical illness. About the Speaker: Dr. Mary Beth Happ is a Nursing Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Research and Associate Dean of Research and Innovation at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She is an NIH-funded researcher in the areas of critical care and aging. For over 20 years, Dr. Happ’s research has focused on improving care and communication with impaired patients, and their families and clinicians during hospitalization and at the end of life. She developed the SPEACS-2 online training program and toolkit for use with ICU patients. She is a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Happ has authored more than 120 journal articles, editorials, and book chapters. About the Event: This event is free and open to the public. This event will not be webcast, but it will be available on YouTube a few weeks following the lecture. To request reasonable accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please contact Nathan Brown at 301-594-9262 / firstname.lastname@example.org or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339 before September 13, 2017. The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience. Please visit www.ninr.nih.gov/directorslecture for more information.