Ann B. Hamric, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Hamric is a retired Professor and formerly the Associate Dean for Academic Programs at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing in Richmond, Virginia. She received degrees from Vanderbilt University (BSN), the University of California at San Francisco (MS), and the University of Maryland at Baltimore (PhD in nursing with a concentration in ethics).
In the area of ethics, Dr. Hamric has served on five interdisciplinary ethics committees beginning in 1975, and currently is a member of VCU Health System’s Ethics Committee. She has developed and taught ethics courses at undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. She has worked with interprofessional teams to develop courses and study research ethics. Since 2000, her writing and research have focused on the phenomenon of moral distress, including the first quantitative study of moral distress in physicians (Hamric & Blackhall, CCM, 2007). In 2017, she received the “Ethics of Caring National Leadership in Ethics Award” at the National Nursing Ethics Conference in recognition of her work. From 2013-2018, she served as co-Chair of the Bioethics Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing.
No financial relationships have been disclosed.