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In Memoriam

Gladys Husted Dr. Gladys Husted, Professor Emerita

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. For over 20 years, Dr. Husted taught 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 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 were predominantly in the area of bioethics, but early in her career she wrote and did research in the area of self-esteem. She was widely published in peer review journals and other journals. She authored various individual book chapters and was a regular ethics columnist for Advanced Practice Nursing Quarterly in 1997-1998. She was a guest editor for a number of other journals as well.

She co-authored the book, Ethical Decision Making in Nursing: The Symphonological Approach, 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 held the rank of Professor Emerita since 2007.

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A prayer service will be held at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Gladys Husted Conference Room Fund. The conference room is located in the School of Nursing's Learning and Simulation Center. The room permits open discussion, teaching, and feedback between faculty and students to review and assess their skills, critical thinking abilities, and knowledge levels for a total patient care experience. Students will learn to provide ethical; caring; safe; and high quality, technology-infused patient care, and to access accurate, current information at the point of care.
Use this link to donate, and in the Designation section, please specify the "Gladys Husted Conference Room Fund"