On September 20, Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA presented the third 2017 NINR Director’s Lecture, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Masur Auditorium in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her presentation, "Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Improving Communication with Critically Ill Patients,” Dr. Happ described her program of research which addresses family bedside presence during critical illness, end-of-life care and treatment decision making in the ICU, and patient and family outcomes in acute-critical illness.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Mary Beth Happ is a Nursing Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Research and Associate Dean of Research and Innovation at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She is an NIH-funded researcher in the areas of critical care and aging. For over 20 years, Dr. Happ’s research has focused on improving care and communication with impaired patients, and their families and clinicians during hospitalization and at the end of life. She developed the SPEACS-2 online training program and toolkit for use with ICU patients. She is a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Happ has authored more than 120 journal articles, editorials, and book chapters.