Karen Jones MS, RNC-NIC

Clinical Nurse Ethicist

Karen Jones​email:   karen.jones@childrenscolorado.org  

phone:  720-777-8794

Karen’s clinical background for the past 35 years has been the in neonatal intensive care unit at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO), where she worked both as a bedside nurse and in a leadership role. During this time, she encountered many ethical issues in the care of patients and families prompting her to join the CHCO Ethics Liaison and CHCO Ethics consult service and ultimately to obtain a Master of Science in Healthcare Ethics. 

Her work in the NICU has centered around mitigating moral distress with the development of a Palliative Care resource team and pre-delivery team meetings for patients with complex and uncertain prognosis. She participates
in ethics education, consultation, policy review and development for Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

Education 

BSN, Nazareth College, Kalamazoo, MI

MS in Health Care Ethics, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Interests

Clinical Ethics Consultation

Shared decision making in Pediatric Ethics

Moral Distress and Moral Agency 

Interdisciplinary teamwork and professionalism