Derek Sellman

Derek Sellman, RN, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of the unit for Philosophical Nursing Research in the Faculty of Nursing, and Associate Adjunct Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta. Derek has an interest in virtue ethics as a base for ethical practice with an emphasis on the moral education of nurses. He also has a particular interest in ethical issues related to the care of older people and related to working interprofessionally in health care. Derek is currently editor of the journal, Nursing Philosophy.

Selected Publications

Sellman, D. (2011). What Makes A good Nurse: Why the virtues are important for nursing. Jessica Kingsley, London.

Sellman, D. (2011). Professional values and nursing. Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, 14(2), 203-208.

Sellman, D.
(2010). Values and ethics in interprofessional working IN Pollard K, Miers M, Thomas J (eds) Understanding Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care: Theory and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

Sellman, D.
(2010). Values in adult general nursing IN Pattison S, Hannigan B, Thomas H, Pill R (Eds.) Emerging Professional Values in Health Care: The challenge for Professionals. Jessica Kingsley, London.

Sellman, D. (2009). Practical wisdom in health and social care: teaching for professional phronesis. Learning in Health and Social Care, 8(2), 84-91.

Derek Sellman