I’ll be attending the Canadian Bioethics Conference in Vancouver for one day next week. I attended its first meeting 25 years ago at a time when some bioethicists didn’t believe that nurses were moral agents. Since then, people like Dr. Patricia Rodney, Nursing professor at UBC, have emphasized and worked towards strengthening nurses’ moral agency. Yet, in spite of advances in nursing education and practice, nurses are still not taken seriously when they call attention to factors jeopardizing safe patient care. I’m hoping that bioethicists are willing to partner with nurses in raising public and political awareness of these matters on the front lines of care.