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Ann Hamric

Faculty and staff

Ann Hamric, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Programs
P.O. Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567
Phone: (804) 828-3968
E-mail: abhamric@vcu.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. - University of Maryland
  • M.S. - University of California at San Francisco
  • B.S.N - Vanderbilt University

Professional Experience

  • Associate Dean of Academic Programs, VCU School of Nursing, 2011-present
  • MSN/DNP Program Director, UVA School of Nursing, 2008-2009
  • Master's Program Director, UVA School of Nursing, 2000-2002
  • Faculty Affililiate, UVA School of Medicine Center for Biomedical Ethics & Humanities, 1999-2011
  • Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, 1998-1999
  • Assistant Professor, LSUMC School of Nursing Graduate Program, 1995-1998
  • Interim Associate Director of Nursing for Medical-Surgical Specialties Division, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (MCVH), 1990-1991
  • Associate Director of Nursing for Research and Development, MCVH, 1987-1991
  • Assistant Director of Nursing, MCVH, 1982-1987
  • Assistant Professor, MCVH/VCU School of Nursing, 1976-1979
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Instructor Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1973-1976

Honors/Awards

  • Faculty Mentorship Award, UVA School of Nursing. 2011
  • Distinguished Nurse Award, Beta Kappa Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau. 2011
  • Faculty Leadership Award, UVA School of Nursing Alumni Association. 2010
  • Innovative Teaching Award, UVA School of Nursing. 2010
  • “100 Leaders: 100 Years” Recipient, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 2008 Nashville, TN.
  • Substantive Contributions to Nursing Ethics, given by the Affinity Group for Nursing, 2008 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.
  • Faculty Leadership Award, UVA School of Nursing Alumni Association 2007
  • Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach 3rd Edition awarded AJN Book of the Year Award in Advanced Practice Nursing category. 2004
  • All-University Teaching Award for teaching excellence, UVA. 2004
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1998
  • Recipient of the 1997 Special Recognition Award from the Louisiana State Nurses Association, 1997
  • Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach awarded AJN Book of the Year Award in two categories:
    • Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Focus and
    • Advanced Practice Nursing Professional Role Development
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1993
  • Twelfth Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Award for Excellence in Nursing, 1991.
  • The Clinical Nurse Specialist in Theory and Practice awarded AJN Book of the Year (1984) in two categories:
    • Nursing Issues and
    • Nursing Education
  • Shirley Titus Award for Excellence in Teaching in Undergraduate Nursing Education, Vanderbilt University, 1976.
  • Summa Cum Laude, Founder's Medal, Vanderbilt University, 1970.
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 1969.

Visiting Professorships

  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Nursing, Winterthur, Switzerland, January, 2011
  • University of Hong Kong, Department of Nursing Studies, Hong Kong, November 2010

  • Irving Harris Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, April, 2010
  • Boston College School of Nursing, Newton, MA, April, 1998

Publications

Articles Published in Professional Journals
** Note: [R] indicates peer reviewed; [I] indicates invited

  • Hamric, A.B., Epstein, E.G., & White, K.R. (2013). Moral distress and the healthcare organization. In Filerman, G.L., Mills, A.E., & Schyve, P.M., (Eds.). Managerial Ethics in Healthcare: A New Perspective (pp.137-158). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
  • Hamric, A.B., Hanson, C. M., Tracy, M. F., O’Grady, E.T., (2013). Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach. 5. W.B. Saunders Co., Print.
  • Lewis, E.L., Baernholdt, M.B., Hamric, A.B. (2013). Nurses’ experience of medical errors: an integrative literature review. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 28(2), 153-161. doi: 10.1097/NCQ. 0b013e31827e05d1 
  • Hamric, A.B. (2012). Empirical research on moral distress: issues, challenges and opportunities. HEC Forum, 24: 39-49. [R; I]
  • Hamric, A.B., Borchers, C.T., & Epstein, E.G. (2012). Development and testing of an instrument to measure moral distress in healthcare professionals. AJOB Primary Research. Volume 3(2), 1-9. [R]
  • Hanson, C.M. & Hamric, A.B. (In press). Advanced Practice Nursing in the United States. In Wong, F. Advanced Practice Nursing in China.
  • Hamric, A.B., Epstein, E.G., & White, K.R. (In press). Moral distress and the healthcare organization. In Filerman, G., Mills, A. & Schyve, P., (Eds.). Healthcare Ethics for Healthcare Organizations: A Moral Imperative. Health Administration Press.
  • Llahana, S.V., & Hamric, A.B. (2011). Role development phases and factors influencing this process: a study of diabetes specialist nurses in the United Kingdom. European Diabetes Nursing, 8(1), 1-7. [R]
  • Hamric AB. (2010). Moral Distress and Nurse-Physician Relationships. Virtual Mentor, 12, 6-11. http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2010/01/ccas1-1001.html.  Accessed January 4, 2010. [R; I]
  • Ulrich, C.M., Hamric, A.B., & Grady, C. (2010). Moral distress: A growing problem in the health professions? Hastings Center Report, 40(1), 20-22. [R]
  • Epstein, E.G., & Hamric, A.B. (2009). Moral distress, moral residue, and the crescendo effect. Journal of Clinical Ethics, 20(4), 330-342. [R]
  • Tereskerz, P.M., Hamric, A.B., Guterbock, T.M., & Moreno, J. D. (2009). Prevalence of industry support and its relationship to research integrity. Accountability in Research, 16(2), 78-105. [R]
  • Ulrich, C.M., & Hamric, A.B. (2008). What is so distressing about moral distress in advanced nursing practice? Clinical Scholars Review, 1(1), 6-7. [I]
  • Hamric, A.B., & Blackhall, L.J. (2007). Nurse-physician perspectives on the care of dying patients in intensive care units: collaboration, moral distress, and ethical climate. Critical Care Medicine, 35, 422-429. [R]
  • Gordon, E.J., & Hamric, A.B. (2006). The courage to stand up: the cultural politics of nurses’ access to ethics consultation. Journal of Clinical Ethics, 17(3), 231-254. [R]
  • Hamric, A. B., Davis, W., & Childress, M. D. (2006). Moral distress in health-care providers: What is it and what can we do about it?  Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 69(1), 16-23. [R]
  • Pentz, R.D., Cohen, C.B., Wicclair, M., DeVita, M.A., Flamm, A.L., Youngner, S.J., Hamric, A.B., McCabe, M.S., Glover, J., Kittiko, W.J., Kinlaw, K., Keller, J., Asch, A., Kavanagh, J.J., Arap, W. (2005). Ethics Consensus Panel Guidelines for research with the recently dead.   Nature Medicine, 11 , 1145-1149. [R]
  • Hanson, C.M. & Hamric, A.B. (2003). Reflections on the continuing evolution of advanced practice nursing. Nursing Outlook, 51, 203-211. [R]
  • Hamric, A.B. & Hanson, C.M. (2003). Educating advanced practice nurses for practice reality. Journal of Professional Nursing, 19, 262-268. [R]
  • Hamric, A.B. (2003). Resources in research ethics. Nursing Outlook, 51, 242-244. [I]
  • Hamric, A.B. (2002). Bridging the gap between ethics and clinical practice. Nursing Outlook, 50(5), 176-8. [I]
  • Hamric, A.B. (2001). Reflections on being in the middle. Nursing Outlook, 49, 254-7. [I]
  • Hamric, A.B. (2001). Ethics development for clinical faculty. Nursing Outlook, 49, 115-7. [I]
  • Hamric, A.B. (2000). Moral distress in everyday ethics. Nursing Outlook, 48, 199-201. [I]
  • Hamric, A.B. (2000). What is happening to advocacy? Nursing Outlook, 48, 103-4. [I]

Books Authored, Coauthored or Edited

  • Hamric, A.B., Spross, J.A., & Hanson, C.M., Eds. (2009). Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach. 4th Edition. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
  • Hamric, A.B., Spross, J.A., & Hanson, C.M., Eds. (2005). Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach. 3rd Edition. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier. [Book put on tape by RFBD]
  • Hamric, A.B., Spross, J.A., & Hanson, C.M., Eds. (2000). Advanced Nursing Practice: An Integrative Approach. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  • Hamric, A.B., Spross, J.A., & Hanson, C.M., Eds. (1996).  Advanced Nursing Practice: An Integrative Approach. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  • Hamric, A.B. & Spross, J.A., Eds. (1989). The Clinical Nurse Specialist in Theory and Practice. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  • Hamric, A.B. & Spross, J., Eds. (1983). The Clinical Nurse Specialist in Theory and Practice.  New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc.

Book Chapters

  • Hamric, A.B. (2009). A definition of advanced practice nursing. In A.B. Hamric, J.A. Spross, & C.M. Hanson (Eds.), Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach  (4th ed., pp 75-94). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
  • Hamric, A.B., & Delgado, S. (2009). Ethical Decision Making. In A.B. Hamric, J.A. Spross, & C.M. Hanson (Eds.), Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach  (4th ed., pp 315-346). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
  • Salyer, J., & Hamric, A.B. (2009). Evolving and innovative opportunities for advanced practice nursing. In A.B. Hamric, J.A. Spross, & C.M. Hanson (Eds.), Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach  (4th ed., pp 520-540). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
  • Hentz, P., & Hamric, A.B. (2009).  The blended role of the clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner.  In A.B. Hamric, J.A. Spross, & C.M. Hanson (Eds.), Advanced Practice Nursing : An Integrative Approach (4th ed., pp 437-461). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.

Funded Research

  • 2010-2:  Co-Investigator, The Relationship Between Moral Distress in Healthcare Workers and Patient Safety in Intensive Care Units. [Peter Dodek, MD, Principal Investigator]. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Total costs: $299,984.  Project dates: 7/10 – 7/12.
  • 2010-1: Consultant, Senior Nursing Students’ Attitudes Toward Patient Care Before and After a Professional Practicum Experience. [Mr. David Martin, Principal Investigator]. Funded by Kansas University School of Nursing. Total costs: $5,000.  Project dates: 7/10 – 7/11.
  • 2010-1:  Consultant, Early Indicators of Ethical Dilemmas: Strengthening Nurses’ Voices”. [Carol Pavlish,PhD,   UCLA School of Nursing, PI]. Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Small Grants Research Program.
  • 2003-5:  Co-Investigator, Research Integrity and Financial Conflicts of Interest. [Dr. Patti Tereskerz, Principal Investigator]. Funded by the National Institutes of Health. R01 NS 44523-01A1.  Total costs: $296,000.  Project dates:  10/03 – 10/05.
  • 2002-5:  Principal Investigator, Research Ethics Course for Research Nurse Coordinators.  Funded by the National Institutes of Health, Heart, Lung & Blood Institute. T15 HL70903-01. Total costs: $554,837.  Project dates: 4/01/02 – 3/31/05.

Selected Presentations

May, 2011: “Moving Beyond the Case: Strategies for Responding to Moral Distress”, panel presentation with Lucia Wocial and Katherine Brown-Saltzman. 7th International Conference on Clinical Ethics and Consultation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

March, 2011: “The Price of Advocacy: Dealing with Moral Distress”, keynote presentation at the first ANA National Nursing Ethics Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

September, 2010: “Empirical Research on Moral Distress: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities”, keynote address, first international conference: “Moral Distress in Health Care Symposium”. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

April, 2010: “The Crescendo Effect: Cumulative Moral Distress and Strategies to Manage It”, keynote address, “Recognizing and Managing Moral Distress in Rehabilitation Health Care”, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Academy, Chicago, IL.

December, 2009: “Lessons Learned From Substantive Change compliance”, with Dr. Clo Phillips, Associate Provost, UVA. SACS Commission on Colleges 2009 annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.

September, 2008: “Leadership in APN Model Development”, plenary panel presentation, International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network of the International Council of Nurses’ meeting, Toronto, CA.

February, 2007: “Engineering the ‘New Nurse’: A Model Clinical Nurse Leader Program for Second Degree Students” with Kathryn Reid (presenter), G. DeGennaro, P.Dennison, A.Keeling, S. Farrell, & L. Wacksman. American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2007 Master’s Nursing Education Conference, Albuquerque, NM. [R]

October, 2006: “Nurses’ Access to Ethics Consultation: An Issue of Moral Courage?” with Elisa Gordon – paper presentation, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. [R]

October, 2006: “Advanced Practice Nursing” – delivered four lectures on APN definition, evolution, and education.  Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. [I]

June, 2006: “APN Role Evolution” and “Promoting Outcomes in APN Roles” – presentations, Registered Nurse Association of Ontario meeting, Toronto, Canada. [I]

March, 2006: “Dilemmas Within the Research Team” and “Issues With Informed Consent” – presentations, General Clinical Research Centers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. [I]

October, 2005: “The International Nursing Shortage and Issues of Justice: Whose Suffering Counts?” – lead panelist, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. [R]

October, 2005: “The DNP and APN Education” – panel presentation, American Association of Colleges of Nursing DNP Stakeholder’s Meeting, Washington, DC. [I]

September, 2005: “Justifying and Strengthening APN Practice in Transplant Nursing” – keynote address, International Transplant Nurses Society, Orlando, FL. [I]

June, 2005: “The Art of Teaching Ethics: Reflections From a Fellow Learner” – keynote address, Chicago Institute of Nursing Education, Chicago, IL. [I]

June, 2005: “Advanced Practice Nursing Roles in British Columbia: Evolution, Integration and Collaboration” – paper presentation to Provincial Practice group, Vancouver, BC. [I]

May, 2005: “Moral Distress in Attending Physicians and Nurses in Adult ICU Settings: A Pilot Study” – paper presentation with Sarah Delgado, National Teaching Institute, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, New Orleans, LA. [R]

May, 2004: “The Evolution of Advanced Nursing Practice” and “Moving into the Future: Themes and Directions from the Conference” – keynote address and final summary, 25th Anniversary Faye Fox Educational Day, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada. [I]

March, 2008: “Moral Courage: Risky Business?” – Keynote Address, 15th Annual Ethics of Caring Conference, Los Angeles, CA.  Also presented breakout session, “What is Moral Distress and What Can We Do About It?”
           
March, 2006: “Reflections on the ‘Nurse-in-the-Middle’” – Invited Presenter, Medical Ethics Grand Rounds, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA.

February, 2005: “Advanced Practice Nursing: Is It in Your Future?” Student Nurses’ Association of Virginia Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, VA.

April, 2009: “Moral Distress” and “Creating an Ethical Environment”, Retreat for Kaiser Permanente Bioethics Committee, San Diego, CA.

March, 2008: “Identifying and Addressing Moral Distress: Strategies for Leaders”, workshop for nursing leaders at UCLA Health System, Los Angeles, CA.

November, 2007: “Nursing Ethics and Moral Distress”, day-long workshop for California Pacific Medical Center staff, San Francisco, CA.

Professional Service

2005 – 2006 Member, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Task Force developing the Essentials for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programs, AACN, Washington, DC.

2004 Invited Panelist to draft the “Working Statement Comparing the Clinical Nurse Leader and Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles: Similarities, Differences and Complementarities”, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.

February, 2004 Invited Participant, National Consensus Panel to Develop Ethical Guidelines for Research With Persons at the End of Life.  Convened at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

National Presentations

October, 2011: “Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Agency”, panel presentation. ASBH Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Research Poster

May, 2012: “Moral Distress in ICU Professionals is Associated With Profession and Years of Experience”, with P.M. Dodek, A.B. Hamric, N. Ayas et al. American Thoracic Society Conference, San Francisco, CA.