Professor Sr. Callista Roy was the keynote speaker at the Inaugural Connell Family Lecture: Impacting the Delivery of Care Today and into the Future.
The Connell Family Lecture is a showcase of the work done by the Connell Nursing Research Scholars, head by Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D, RNC, FAAN and Connell Ethics Fellowship program, lead by Ellen M. Robinson, RN, Ph.D, which fall under the auspices of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Patient Care Services.
According to the Massachusetts General Hospital, “both programs help to build nursing science and define the future of care delivery while being positioned to have a far reaching-impact on improving patient care outcomes at Mass General and around the world.
“The goal of the Connell Nursing Research Scholars is to generate evidence from nursing research that will advance interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care, promote the role of nurse researchers, influence care redesign and inform health care policy. Scholars receive protected time and seed money to investigate issues that impact cost effective, safe and high-quality care to generate the necessary knowledge to improve patient outcomes and nursing career satisfaction.
“The goal of the Connell Ethics Fellowship is to build clinical ethics capacity at Mass General. Fellows receive mentoring in clinical ethics, which ultimately will contribute to sound decision making with patients and their families facing difficult healthcare decisions. The Fellows will be at the forefront of clinical ethics locally and nation-wide as they share scholarship in clinical ethics through presentations and publications.”