Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Beverly Kopala, PhD, RN

Title/s: Associate Professor

Office #: BVM, Room 908, LSC

Phone: 773.508.2896

E-mail: bkopala@luc.edu

Degrees

BSN Loyola University Chicago 1967
MS DePaul University 1976
PhD Loyola University Chicago 1987
MA Loyola University Chicago 1993

Teaching Interests

Nursing ethics; Healthcare ethics

Courses Taught - 2015-2016

GNUR 361 Nursing Ethics

Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications

Interests include ethical decision making, moral distress, advance directives and end-of-life decision making & electronic health records.

Kopala, B. & Burkhart, L. (2014) NANDA Nursing diagnosis: moral distress. In B.J. Ackley & G.B. Ladwig, Nursing diagnosis handbook: A guide to planning care. (10th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Kopala, B. & Burkhart, L. (2013) NANDA Nursing diagnosis: moral distress. In B.J. Ackley & G.B. Ladwig, Nursing diagnosis handbook: An evidenced-based guide to planning care. (10th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier

Kopala, B. & Burkhart, L. (2011) NANDA Nursing diagnosis: moral distress. In B.J. Ackley & G.B. Ladwig, Nursing diagnosis handbook: A guide to planning care. (10th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Kopala, B. & Burkhart, L. (2011) NANDA Nursing diagnosis: moral distress. In B.J. Ackley & G.B. Ladwig, Nursing diagnosis handbook: An evidenced-based guide to planning care. (10th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier

Kopala. B. & Mitchell, M.E. (2011). Use of digital health records raises ethical concerns. JONA’s Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation, 13(3) 84-89.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Beta Chapter
  • National League for Nursing
  • Hospital Ethics Commitee