Rick Bassett is an Adult Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist for St. Luke’s Health System (SLHS). He obtained his MSN from Idaho State University in 2009 and is certified as a Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), board-certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Idaho.
He is Chair for the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist Legislative and Regulatory Committee. He is also on the Idaho Health Continuum of Care Alliance (IHCCA) Board, Chair of the IHCCA Legislative and Policy Committee, the Idaho representative on the National POLST Plenary Council and Chair of the National POLST Technology Committee which works with industry, National and State POLST partners/leaders to create clarity and improve processes related to POLST use.
He trained in clinical ethics at the University of Washington, is a Clinical Ethics Consultant for SLHS and a member of the Ethics Committee for 30 years. He Chairs the SLHS Institutional Review Board which provides regulatory oversight and review for all health system research activities. Mr Bassett lectures nationally and has published on topics related to ethics, palliative care and critical care.
an overview of clinical ethics principles