Patricia Benner

Dr. Benner teaches philosophy of nursing science, ethics and interpretive phenomenology. Dr. Benner's research focuses on skill acquisition and clinical judgment in nursing practice, and articulating the knowledge and skill in practice in order to make it public and visible. She also studies end-of-life care in critical care settings. Her work in end-of-life care includes the exploration of attitudes and values towards end-of-life care pain management, the transition from curative to palliative...



Edmund Phelps

Edmund Strother Phelps, Jr. (born July 26, 1933) is an American economist and the winner of the 2006 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Early in his career he became renowned for his research at Yale's Cowles Foundation in the first half of the 1960s on the sources of economic growth. His demonstration of the Golden Rule of national saving, a concept first devised by John von Neumann and Maurice Allais, started a wave of research on how much a nation ought...



Diana Eck

Diana Eck's academic work has a dual focus—India and America—and in both cases she is interested in the challenges of religious pluralism in a multireligious society. Her work on India includes the books Banaras: City of Light and Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India. Since 1991, she has headed the Pluralism Project, which explores and interprets the religious dimensions of America's new immigration; the growth of Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, and Zoroastrian communities...



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