Beth Epstein, PhD, Selected as Committee on Women in Medicine and Science’s Woman of the Month for February

February 6, 2024 by

Beth Epstein UVA

Beth Epstein, PhD

The Committee on Women in Medicine and Science (COWIMS) is delighted to feature Beth Epstein, PhD, RN, HEC-C, FAAN, an associate professor and associate dean of academic programs in the University of Virginia School of Nursing, as February’s Woman of the Month for her notable contributions to the nursing profession and for her academic leadership.

Epstein is recognized nationally and internationally for her work in bioethics, particularly on the topic of moral distress. She teaches ethics and pharmacology in the School of Nursing, serves as core member of the Center for Health Humanities and Ethics, and is an affiliate faculty member of the UVA Jewish Studies Department. She also directs and serves UVA Health’s moral distress consult service, a hospital-wide intervention to address moral distress. A colleague states “Beth has served selflessly on developing this program at UVA and advocates for healthcare providers and amplifies their voices during times of moral distress.”

Along with colleagues from 6 healthcare organizations across the country, Epstein launched the Moral Distress Consultation Collaborative in 2020 with the purpose of furthering research in moral distress and ethics and developing best practices for moral distress consultation. She has served on the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Board of Directors for several years and is currently serving as secretary.

Beth is an outstanding educator, clinician, and even an accomplished cellist. COWIMS acknowledges her commitment to healthcare and thanks her for all her significant contributions.

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