April 15, 2010
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When health care facilities respond to financial or political pressures in ways that adversely affect professional care and integrity, how should the professionals respond? What measures might policymakers, administrators, professionals, associations and unions take to protect professional integrity against external pressures?
- Dr. Linda Green, MD, Associate Program Director, Prince George’s Hospital Center
- Dawn M. Hobdy, LICSW, Manager of the Office of Ethics and Professional Review at the National Association of Social Workers, Washington D.C.
- David M. Keepnews, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, associate professor in the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College, City University of New York.
- Moderator: Bob Edwards, Host of “The Bob Edwards Show,” Sirius/XM Radio
Dr. Linda Green
Dr. Linda Green is Associate Program Director at Prince George’s Hospital Center where she teaches internal medicine and is attending physician for patients in the hospital and at the Glen Ridge Clinic in Lanham, Maryland. She has a particular interest in HIV/AIDS and is active in the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association’s Disparities Committee. Prior to coming to Prince George’s Hospital Center she was an oncologist at Group Health Association and on the faculty at Howard University. Dr. Green is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She attended Duke University College of Medicine and trained at the New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dawn M. Hobdy
Dawn M. Hobdy, LICSW, is the Manager of the Office of Ethics and Professional Review at the National Association of Social Workers, located in Washington D.C. After 7 years experience in clinical practice in a long term care setting and program development in ethics education, Ms. Hobdy joined NASW as the Senior Professional Review Associate in March 2002, and assumed responsibility for directing the program in 2003. As the manager, she develops and provides ethics training to NASW Chapters, national leadership units, and to the broader social work community. In addition, she conducts weekly ethics consultations to members of the association. Ms. Hobdy is also responsible for the facilitation of the NASW peer review process. In her spare time, Ms. Hobdy, a certified Mediator, provides mediation/conflict resolution in the state of Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. Ms. Hobdy received her Masters in Social Work degree from Howard University with a specialization in gerontology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Syracuse University.
David M. Keepnews
David M. Keepnews, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN is an associate professor in the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College, City University of New York. He is Editor-in-Chief of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, a quarterly journal focusing on nursing and health policy. Dr. Keepnews has written and spoken widely on a range of topics related to nursing and health policy, with a particular focus on health care workforce issues. His teaching and research have focused on health policy, law and ethics.
Dr. Keepnews has previously served as director of policy development for the New York Academy of Medicine, director of policy for the American Nurses Association, regulatory policy specialist for the California Nurses Association and assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has practiced as a staff nurse in San Francisco and New York. Dr. Keepnews is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Bob Edwards, Moderator
Bob Edwards is the First National Vice President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). He hosts “The Bob Edwards Show” on XM Satellite Radio and “Bob Edwards Weekend,” distributed by Public Radio International (PRI). Both feature in-depth interviews with newsmakers and others.
Edwards hosted National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Morning Edition” for 24-and-a-half years. He was co-host of NPR’s evening news magazine, “All Things Considered,” until 1979 when he helped launch “Morning Edition.”
Edwards is the author of two books: “Fridays with Red,” about his radio friendship with legendary sportscaster Red Barber, and “Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism.” He has been honored with the duPont-Columbia Award for radio journalism, the George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting and the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio. In 2004, he received an AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in Broadcasting and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.