Dr. Husted joined the Duquesne University School of Nursing faculty in 1968. In the earlier years of her career, she taught undergraduate students in the classroom and in the clinical arena. During the past 20 years, Dr. Husted has been teaching Master's level courses, primarily in the Nursing Education specialty and the core course in Bioethics, as well as courses in the PhD program. She has chaired over 20 student dissertation committees. She was one of the first faculty to teach online courses.
Dr. Husted was selected as a Bioethical Scholar by The Center for Health Care Ethics at Creighton University (2007), received the Cameos of Caring Nurse Educator Award (2006), was chosen as the Distinguished Lecturer by the Distinguished Lecturer Series Committee at Medical College of Ohio (2000), was granted the title of the School of Nursing Distinguished Professor in Perpetuity (1998), received the Duquesne University Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (1994/95), and achieved the Duquesne University School of Nursing Recognition Award for Excellence (1990/91).
Her publications and scholarly works are predominantly in the area of bioethics, but early in her career she wrote and did research in the area of self-esteem. She is widely published in peer review journals and other journals. She has written various individual book chapters and was a regular ethics columnist for Advanced Practice Nursing Quarterly in 1997-1998. She has been a guest editor for a number of other journals as well.
She is the co-author of the book, Ethical Decision Making in Nursing: The Symphonological Approach, which is now available in its 4th edition. Each edition of her book was selected by Nursing and Health Care's Notable Books of 1991, 1995, 2001, and 2008. In addition, Brandon and Hill named her book on its "Selected List of Books and Journals."
Dr. Husted holds the rank of Professor Emeritus (2007). At present, she continues to teach part-time in Duquesne University's Master's, DNP, and PhD programs.
Principal Investigator in a qualitative study. The study was used to investigate the perceptions/satisfactions of nurses and patients/families involved in bioethical decision making. The article appears in Nursing Administration Quarterly. From the themes that resulted from the above study, a visual analog tool for nurses and one for patients/families was designed and pilot testing is complete. The Cronbach Alpha for the nurse's tool is 7.4 and for the patient's tool it is 8.2. The tool has been used in two other studies.
Principal investigator on a research project to test a brochure, developed in a prior research study, on advance directives that was designed specifically to meet the needs of well elderly people (1996-1997). The research was not funded but an article was published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. (Numerous people have requested and been given permission to use this brochure).
Principal investigator on a Sigma Theta Tau International grant submitted February 22, 1996. The aim of the study was to develop a brochure on advance directives that would meet the needs of well elderly people and to pilot test this brochure. The research was not funded but the research was completed and an article has been published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
Principal investigator: "Case Studies Involving Bioethical Dilemmas: Do Nurses Choose the Same Option for Themselves as they Choose for Their Patients?" (given $250 for starter funds from Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Phi Chapter).
The tool "Case Studies Involving Bioethical Dilemmas: Do Nurses Choose the Same Options for Themselves as They Choose for Their Patients?" was designed by Gladys L. Husted in consultation with two experts in tool development, an expert in research, and a statistician. Faculty and 18 staff nurses consented to pilot test the tool and to make comments regarding revisions. Changes were made accordingly before data collection began. Paper accepted for presentation in Jamaica at the Sigma Theta Tau International Research conference in June, 1996.
Acted as a consultant for two staff nurses at Allegheny General Hospital who are using the tool "Knowledge of Nurses Regarding the Patient Self-Determination Act and Advanced Directives" to study staff on their unit (1995-1996). Data collection, analysis, and dissemination of information has been completed.
PUBLICATIONS (Last 5 years)
Husted, J. H., & Husted, G. L. (2008). Bioethical decision making in nursing and health care: The symphonological approach (4th ed.). New York: Springer.
Husted, G. L., & Husted, J. H. (2008). The nurse as ethical shield: The symphonological approach. Perioperative Advanced Practice Nurse, 3, 175-182.
Husted, G. L., Husted, J. H., & Scotto, C. (2013). Ethics and the advanced practice nurse. In A. Joel (Ed.), Advanced Practice Nursing (3rd ed. pp.) Philadelphia, PA: Davis.(in press).
Husted, G. L., & Husted, J. H. (2009,). Ethics and the advanced practice nurse. In A. Joel (Ed.), Advanced Practice Nursing (2nd ed. pp. 510-530) Philadelphia: Davis.
Husted, G. L., & Husted, J. H. (2008). The ethical experience of caring for vulnerable populations: The symphonological approach. In M. de Chesnay (Ed.), Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research (2nd ed., pp. 103-113). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Awarded the title of Professor Emeritus, May 4, 2007
Cameos of Caring Nurse Educator Award (September, 2006)
Selected as a bioethical scholar by The Center for Health Care Ethics at Creighton University
The Husteds' Theory of Symphonology, recognized as a nursing theory in Marriner-Tomey and Alligood's Nursing Theorists and their Work.
Book: Ethical Decision Making in Nursing and Health Care was selected by Nursing and Health Care's Notable Books of 1991,1995, 2001 - "Selected List of Books and Journals" by Brandon and Hill.
Chosen as the Distinguished Lecturer for 2000 by the Distinguished Lecturer Series committee at Medical College of Ohio. Lecture presented on March 23, 2000.
Granted the title of School of Nursing Distinguished Professor. Awarded in perpetuity on March, 24, 1998.
Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from the School of Nursing Faculty, 1994/95.
Duquesne University School of Nursing Recognition Award for Excellence, 1990/91.