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Douglas P. Olsen, PhD, RN

  • Associate professor


Ph.D., Boston College

MN, University of Washington

BSN, Hunter College

BS, Penn State University

AD, Miseriacordia Hospital School of Nursing

Interest Areas:

Nursing Ethics
Ethical Clinical Relations
Research Ethics 


Olsen, D., & Keilman, L. (2019). Ethical Considerations in End-of-Life Care for Older Persons with Lifelong Disabilities. Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 1(1), 61-75.

Olsen, D. (2019). Ethical issues in dismissing patients for non-compliance. American Journal of Nursing, 119(2), 64-66. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000553208.51836.4a

Olsen, D. (2017). What nurses talk about when they are talking about ethics: the first step towards solutions.  American Journal of Nursing, 117(11), 63-67. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000526755.89118.fd

Olsen, D. (2016). Ethically relevant differences in advance directives for psychiatric and end-of-life care. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 22(1), 52-59. doi: 10.1177/1078390316629958

Olsen, D., Lehto, R. & Chan, R. (2016). Ethical case study of researcher-participant relationship in end-of life research. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(9), 1205-1220. doi: 10.1177/0193945916639590