Megan-Jane Johnstone AO The 26th International Nursing Philosophy Conference 2023

Megan-Jane Johnstone AO

Dr Megan-Jane Johnstone AO is Australia’s foremost nursing ethics scholar. She is renowned internationally for her scholarly works in the areas of nursing and health care ethics, with a particular focus on patients’ rights, cross-cultural ethics, health and human rights, mental health ethics, professional conduct, and end-of-life ethics. Notable among her works (which include books, book chapters, journal articles, invited commentaries and editorials) are the internationally acclaimed: Bioethics a nursing perspective (first published in 1989, and published in 2023 as an 8th revised edition); Nursing and the injustices of the law (1994); and Alzheimer’s disease, media representations and the politics of euthanasia: constructing risk and selling death in an aging society (2013). She is also the invited curating editor of an inaugural three volume Sage Major Reference Work titled Nursing ethics (Sage UK, 2015). During the period 2008-2018, Megan-Jane wrote a bi-monthly column on nursing ethics for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal. In March 2017 Megan-Jane retired from her academic position as Professor of Nursing and now writes as an independent scholar. In 2019 she was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for 'distinguished service to medical education in the field of nursing and healthcare ethics, to patients' rights, and to professional standards.' Since retiring Megan-Jane has re-engaged with her childhood ambition to be a visual artist. Her presentation will draw together the threads of her long-standing interests in moral philosophy, justice and the visual arts.

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