Editor Name: Dr. Madeleine D Bruning
Educational Qualification: Ed.D., M.Ed., R.N., PHN, CPNP-PC.
Designation: Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Department at Keck School of Medicine, USA.
Department: Clinical Pediatrics
University of Southern California
Research Interest: 1. Interprofessional education and evaluation in undergraduate medical and nursing education. 2. Development of morality and spirituality in children/ children and psychosocial trauma –health care needs of military children and their families.
Biography: Dr. Bruning holds dual academic and clinical appointments as an Associate Professor of Nursing at Mount St. Mary’s University and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She is an advanced practice, nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner in primary pediatrics with expertise in caring for underserved, medically marginalized children and families with a focus on special needs of children of veteran families. Prior to entering the academe, she was the director of acute and critical care pediatric services at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Bruning has extensive knowledge in the area nursing and undergraduate medical education, curriculum development and program evaluation. During the past decade, she has developed re-entry programs for veterans transitioning from the military to college, including one-one advisement and mentoring. She works closely with the University Park Campus of USC in developing strategies and “best practices” for re-integration of veteran students into higher education. Her interest in inter-professional education as it relates to the healthcare needs of veteran families has led to collaborate with USC’s Center for Innovations and Research on Veterans and Military Families and the School of Social Work to provide training among the medical, nursing and social work students. She is a member of the Los Angeles Veterans’ Collaborative work groups in both Families and Children and Higher Education. Her most recent work on building interdisciplinary discourse and education around moral injury will be presented at an international “Joining Forces” conference in the U.K. through the University of South Florida and University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire, U.K. in October, 2015. In June of 2016, Dr. Bruning spearheaded and directed an international colloquium in France with colleagues from psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social work and theology to explore the topic of moral injury and the impact of war from a spiritual lens on global communities. Dr. Bruning’s most recent endeavors have been focused upon integrating inter-professional experiences with health care professional students utilizing clinical sites. She has also co-directed inter-campus inter-professional workshops which includes six disciplines and over 700 students.