Tayra Velasco

Tayra-VelascoPhD in nursing by UCM; Master in Bioethics and Law by UB; Master in Critical Care by URJC; Expert in Health and Development Cooperation by the UCM. Cooperating and trainer in Mauritania. Coordinator of “Expert on Health and Development Cooperation” UCM (2007-11). She currently works as a nurse in intensive care at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid and associate professor of the Bioethics at the Faculty of Nursing at the UCM. Coordinator of the “Ethics at the End of Life” Area of ​​the Clinical Ethics Institute Francisco Vallés; Coordinator of the Bioethics WorkGroup of the Spanish Society of Intensive Nursing and Coronary Units (SEEIUC); Member of the Deontological Commission of the College of Nursing of Madrid (CODEM); Member of the Madrid Society of Ethics in Nursing (SMETICAE); And Member of the HU-CI Project. Multiple papers and publications in the field of intensive care and bioethics, especially at the end of life.

Intereses: Ethical problems in intensive care; Advance Directives; Palliative Care; the Grief and death; Withdrawing and Withholding of life support treatments; Ethics at the end of life.