Patricia (Paddy) Rodney

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, and Faculty Associate, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia; Research Associate, Providence Health Care Ethics Services (Vancouver, BC)

Dr. Patricia (Paddy) Rodney, RN, MSN, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Term Coordinator with the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Nursing. She is also a Faculty Associate with the Mary and Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics at UBC, a Research Associate with Providence Health Care Ethics Services, and Past President of the Canadian Bioethics Society. Dr. Rodney is an ethics consultant on the BC Provincial Advisory Panel on Cardiac Health.

Dr. Rodney’s research and publications focus on end-of-life decision-making and the moral climate of health care delivery. She has a particular interest in moral agency and the difficulties that nurses and other health care professionals experience in the current moral climate of health care delivery. She is engaged in a program of research with academic and practice-based colleagues (using participatory action and qualitative methodologies) aimed at improving the moral climate of health care delivery.

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