Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN
Gloria C. Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN
Name: Gloria C. Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN
Gloria’s engagement in bioethics education and interdisciplinary research and scholarship around advance care planning and end-of-life care goes beyond Federal service and has had national impact expanding more than two decades. She has provided leadership to a variety of national policy projects focusing on advance care planning and end of life care for African American patients and families; and persons with disabilities including APPEAL (A Progressive Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for the Care of African-Americans at Life’s End) Duke University Center for End of Life Care; The Hastings Center Guidelines on End-of-Life Care, updated, and expanded its historic publication, Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Care of the Dying (1987); and the American Bar Association Advancing Legal and Medical Collaboration in Advance Care Planning between legal and clinical experts.
Dr. Ramsey has extensive experience in working with racially and ethnically diverse populations to engage faith community participation in clinical research; and partnering and collaborating in conducting community-based health disparity interventions. She was recruited to USU and its NIH funded Center for Health Disparities because of her expertise in community-based participatory research and has continued to serve on committees and grants as both a scientist/scholar and consultant. She was appointed by Maryland’s governor to serve two terms on State of Maryland Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life; and she also served on the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging; Board of Directors for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, immediate past member of its Diversity Advisory Council; National Association for Social Work Foundation; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Fellowship in Health Disparities Academic Advisory Board; Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare Black Bioethicist Taskforce; and invited member Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing leaders in Nursing Ethics Summit, A Blueprint for 21st Century Nursing Ethics, http://www.bioethicsinstitute.org/nursing-ethics-summit-report.
Gloria’s national recognition and professional service appointments in the nursing profession include: appointments with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics Taskforce; American Nurses Association Code of Ethics Revision Professional Issues Advisory Committee; Co-Chair American Academy of Nursing Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, and member Fellow Selections Committee; and currently serves on the American Academy of Nursing Cultural Competence and Health Equity, and Bioethics Expert Panels. She is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, and Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.