Julie Gunby Wins The Doctoral Student Essay Award

The Doctoral Student Award recognizes a significant contribution by a doctoral student to the Theme issue on Personhood in Nursing Philosophy

The Nursing Philosophy theme issue on Personhood: Philosophies, Applications and Critique in Health Care with contributions presented at the 24th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference in Nursing is now available online and this included one of the articles to be reserved for a paper authored, or first author, by a doctoral student. The winner of this award is Julie Gunby who is the first author of “Clinical reasoning as midwifery: A Socratic model for shared decision making in person‐centred care”; co-authored with Jennifer Ryan Lockhart.

Julie Gunby is in her second year of coursework as a PhD student in Theology & Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. Her research interests are philosophical ethics, theological ethics, and perinatal care. She has practiced for ten years as a Certified Nurse Midwife and serves on the ethics committee at Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Atlanta, Georgia, where she delivers babies for underinsured women and teaches obstetrics to medical residents. Prior to becoming a nurse-midwife, Julie received a Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Georgia. 

Warm congratulations to Julie to this Doctoral Student Award and good luck with your important work.

The guest editorial team of the theme issue: Joakim Öhlén, Ida Björkman, Elin Siira & Marit Kirkevold