Carol Taylor

About Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor, PhD, RN, is a senior clinical scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, a professor of nursing and the former director of the university's Center for Clinical Bioethics. Taylor directs an innovative ethics curriculum grounded in a rich notion of moral agency for advanced practice nurses. She teaches in the undergraduate nursing curriculum, directs a practicum in clinical ethics for graduate students in the philosophy program, conducts ethics rounds and ethics case presentations, and develops professional seminars in clinical ethics for healthcare professionals and the public. Her research interests include clinical and professional ethics, and organizational integrity. She lectures internationally and writes on various issues in healthcare ethics and serves as an ethics consultant to systems and professional organizations. She is the author of "Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care," which is in its 8th edition, and co-editor of "Health and Human Flourishing: Religion, Medicine and Moral Anthropology" and the 4th edition of "Case Studies in Nursing Ethics."

Ethically speaking: Online education and cheating

By | 2020-04-15T16:10:45-04:00 July 23rd, 2015|

Charles is a single dad who has worked as an ED nurse for 15 years. He is enrolled part time in an online acute-care nurse practitioner program. Charles finds it difficult to keep up with all his responsibilities even with just taking one or two courses a semester. When he comes to campus for the

Ethically speaking: Duties to self

By | 2015-07-14T16:49:56-04:00 March 14th, 2015|

Marisa received her BSN nine months ago and has been working in an eight-bed ICU in a small rural hospital for the past three months. Initially thrilled to be offered this position, she is beginning to regret coming onboard. As the latest hire, she frequently works the night shift, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and