Faculty Expert Profile

Cynda Rushton

  • Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics, School of Nursing


  • School of Nursing
  • Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Languages spoken

  • English

Rushton is an international leader in nursing ethics and a founding member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

She is author and editor of "Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare," the first book to explore the emerging concept of moral resilience from a variety of perspectives including nursing, bioethics, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and contemplative practice. In it she examines solutions to healthcare workforce issues such as ethically-inspired burnout.

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Nurses face tough decisions, moral distress
Published April 6, 2020
Nursing ethics expert Cynda Rushton discusses the conditions and decisions encountered daily by nurses wrestling with the health care challenges posed by COVID-19

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