Sharon Gray, MA, RN
Clinical Ethics Fellow 2018-19
Sharon Gray has enjoyed various roles and specialties within her 30-plus years as a nurse, including Emergency Department, Hospice and Palliative Care, Pain Management consultation and Intensive Care Case Management. During her years working in hospice and end-of-life care she received recognition for achievements such as the development of a symptom relief kit for hospice patients. She also was a recipient of City of Hope’s Excellence in Cancer Pain Management award.
Through much of her nursing career she was an active member on the Bioethics Committee at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Fontana, Calif. and subsequently chose to advance her career by attaining a master’s degree in Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Sharon has been a co-author and discussion facilitator on the topic of moral distress in medical trainees for the AMA Journal of Ethics and has presented on the topics of moral distress, potentially medically inappropriate treatment, surrogate medical decision making in patients who are incapacitated and decision making for incapacitated inmates. She holds HEC-C certification.
Since completing the Clinical Ethics Fellowship at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College she has been working as a Clinical Nurse Ethicist at Geisinger Health in Central Pennsylvania.