College of Nursing Dean Dr. Sarah E. Shannon to present public lecture
- Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
- Bozeman Health 915 Highland Blvd, Bozeman Bitteroot/Meadowlark room
Dr. Sarah E. Shannon, Dean of the College of Nursing will present, "Moving Beyond Nurse Advocacy to Interprofessional Advocacy."
Dr. Shannon studied at University of Montana and then transferred to the University of Arizona where she obtained her Bachelors in nursing. After practicing medical-surgical nursing in Juneau, Alaska and ICU nursing in Seattle, Washington, she earned her PhD in nursing at the University of Washington. She was faculty in the department of Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems in the School of Nursing, and Adjunct faculty in the Department of Bioethics in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington from 1992 to 2016 before becoming Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Unexpectedly – but with great delight – in 2017, Dr. Shannon had the opportunity to return to her home state of Montana to become the 8th dean of MSU College of Nursing.
Dr. Sarah Shannon’s research has focused on improving communication among and between healthcare teams and patients and families around ethically-challenging topics including end-of-life decision-making in the intensive care setting, disclosure of healthcare errors, and conflict within the healthcare team. She had the pleasure of teaching healthcare and professional ethics to BSN nursing students for over twenty years at UW, and was honored five times for her teaching excellence. She was an ethics consultant for University of Washington Medical Center for many years and was Chief of the ethics consultant service for Northwest Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Shannon has a 22-year-old daughter who is a senior at Seattle University.
- College of Nursing