Catherine Robichaux is an assistant professor, adjunct, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and The University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Her clinical background is adult critical care and she has taught ethics at the undergraduate and graduate levels and serves as the Nursing Ethics Council faculty advisor and research mentor at University Health System in San Antonio, Texas. Catherine has conducted and published funded research on ethical issues in end-of-life care in adult and pediatric/neonatal intensive care units and moral distress and ethical climate in acute care settings.She has also explored the quality of dying and death in rural and border hospitals in the Southwest.
Catherine has been contributing editor for ethical issues for Critical Care Nurse and serves on the editorial board of Clinical Nursing Studies and the editorial advisory board of OJIN. Catherine is the editor of the Springer publication Ethical Competence in Nursing Practice: Competencies, Skills, and Decision-Making (2016). She participated on the Steering Committee to revise the Code of Ethics (2015) and is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for her work in promoting ethical work environments