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Pamela J. Grace

Associate Professor


Pamela Grace, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is an associate professor at the Connell School of Nursing. She is an experienced critical care nurse and a primary care nurse practitioner. Her doctorate is in philosophy with a concentration in medical ethics. She is also nurse scientist at the Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital where she collaborates with colleagues on nursing ethics research endeavors. Most recently she collaborated on a 3-year HRSA grant–The Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses–aimed at developing nurses’ ethical expertise in two metropolitan hospitals. She also serves on the Optimum Care Committee of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and as faculty on the Connell Ethics Fellowship at MGH. She is a past fellow in medical ethics at Harvard University’s School of Social Medicine and received a Fulbright Senior Scholarship grant in 2003 to Lecture and Research in Denmark. Her scholarship endeavors include professional ethics, nursing ethics, moral decision making, justice in healthcare, and advocacy. She is an active member of the newly reinstated American Academy of Nursing’s Bioethics Expert panel.