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From transparency to moral perception: Analysis of conflicts of interest arising from industry payments to advanced practice nurses and their practice networks

Quinn Grundy, PhD, RN
University of Toronto
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle spring 2022
Duration 24 months
Amount $224,110

Conflicts of interest are a priority bioethics problem because they jeopardize trust and risk harm. Conflict of interest policy is historically physician-focused though advanced practice nurses have wide prescribing authority. The team will analyze the first Open Payments data that will include advanced practice nurses. Taking a systems perspective, they aim to make advanced practices nurses’ conflicts of interest visible, identify and describe networks of influence in which advanced practice nurses decide to receive industry payments, and generate a framework of the ethical values at stake.