Areas of Expertise
Applied Nursing Ethics
Nursing Management & Leadership
Learning & Instruction - Adult Education
Adult Health & Critical Care Nursing
PhD Adult Education - 1998
Florida State University
Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies
MS Nursing - 2000
Florida State University
College of Nursing
MS Healthcare Administration - 1991
University of North Florida
Brooks College of Health
BS Nursing - 1987
University of North Florida
School of Nursing, BCOH
Diploma in Nursing - 1974
Binghamton State Hospital
Bioethics Certificate - 2006
Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE)
Dr. Cate Hough's research interests focus in the areas of ethical decision making in professional nursing practice; experiential learning; distance learning and the use of technology in instruction.
2002 Excellence in Nursing Research Award – First Coast Chapter of the A.A.C.N.
2002 Outstanding Alumni Award – College of Health, UNF
2002 In Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Nominated by a former student, Amanda Hughson.
2001 Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award – Department of Nursing, UNF
2001 Keynote Speaker, University of North Florida, Spring Nursing Pinning
1999 Excellence in Critical Care Research Award - First Coast Chapter of the A.A.C.N.
1990 Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International
Charter Member of Lambda Rho Chapter STTI
Member of America Nurses Association
Member of Florida Nurses Association
Member of American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Member of Jacksonville Bioethics Forum
Grants and Contracts Awarded
2003 Awarded John Francis Reilly Fellowship in Irish Studies, 2003 - $2,500.00
2001 Awarded Brooks Research Grant for $54,000.00 (2001-2004)
Publications & Presentations
Chally, P. S., & Hough, M. C. (2004). Ethics. In K.K. Chitty (Ed.), Professional nursing: Concepts and challenges (4th ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
Chally, P. S., & Hough, M. C. (2000). Ethics. In K.K. Chitty (Ed), Professional nursing: Concepts and
challenges (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders
Refereed Journal Articles
Pope, B., Hough, M. C., & Chase, S. (2016). Ethics in community nursing. Online Journal of Health Ethics. 12(2). 20-29. doi:10.18785/ojhe.1202.03
Hough, M. C. (2008). Learning, decisions and transformation in critical care nursing practice. Nursing Ethics, 15(3), 321-330.
Bloom, K. C., & Hough, M. C. (2003). Student satisfaction with technology-enhanced learning. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 22 (5), 1-6
Hough, M. C. (1996). Ethical dilemmas faced by critical care nurses in clinical practice: Critical Care Clinics, Medical Ethics, 12(1), 123-133
Non-Refereed Publications (Doctoral Dissertation)
Hough, M. C. (1998). Walking the line: A qualitative study of critical care nursing and the importance of
experiential learning with ethical decision making in clinical practice (Doctoral dissertation, Florida State University, 1998). Dissertation Abstracts International, 59(07A), 2301
Burnes, N. & Grove, S. K. (2006). The Practice of Nursing Research, 4Ed. Philadelphia: Saunders.
Lewis, S. M., Heitkemper, M. M., & Dirksen, S. R. (2006). Medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
LECTURES, SPEECHES, POSTERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES:
Refereed International Presentations
Hough, M. C. (2011). Learning, Ethical Decisions & Perspective Transformation in Critical Care Nursing Practice. Translational Medicine Conference. Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 3-4, 2011
Hough, M. C., & Robinson, K. (July, 2007). Bringing Evidence Based Educational Practices to the Nursing Classroom. The 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice. Vienna, Austria July 11-14, 2007
Robinson, K. M. & Hough, M. C. (2007, January). Throwing Out the Bath Water and Saving the Baby: Integrating Self-Directed Learning into a Core Clinical Nursing Course. The 21st International Self- Directed Learning Symposium. Cocoa Beach, FL.
Hough, M. C. (2002, May). Testing of Hough’s Focused Refection Model of Ethical Decision Making in Nursing Practice. Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Hough, M. C. (2000, October). Moral obligation: The Moral Obligation to Educate Health Practitioners in Ethical Decision Making. International Collaboration in Nursing: The Influence of Ethics and Policy on Health and the Quality of Life, Fourth Nursing Academic International Congress, Washington DC.
Refereed National Presentations
Connelly, L. & Hough, M. C.(2008). Baccalaureate Nursing Students, OR Nursing & Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory & the Importance of Self-efficacy. AORNE.
Bloom, K., & Hough, M. C. (2000, November). Fabulous friend or fearsome foe? Student satisfaction with technology enhanced learning. 2000 Computers on Campus National Conference. Myrtle Beach, NC.
Hough, M. C. (1998, March). Contemporary Challenges & Controversies for Nurses: The Interface of Ethics, Law & Policy. Co-sponsored by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Baltimore, Maryland.
Hough, M.C. (1996, September). Ethical Foundations. Speaker at 20th Annual Florida Society of gastroenterology Nurses Association, 1996 - Ethical Questions In GI Nursing, Boca Raton, Florida.
Hough, M.C. (1999, September). Poster presentation, Walking the line: The importance of experiential learning in ethical decision making in clinical nursing practice. Florida Nurses Association 88th Annual Convention - Mentorship: Shaping our future. Orlando, Florida.
Hough, M. C. (1995). Ethical Foundation: The role of the organizational ethics committee St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida
Hough, M.C. (2001, April). Foundations in Nursing Ethics. JANIE, Jacksonville, Florida.
Hough, M.C. (2001, March). Parish Nursing Development: Ethics. Jacksonville, Florida
Hough, M.C. (2000, September). Parish Nursing Development: Ethics. Jacksonville, Florida
Hough, M.C. (1999, September). Parish Nursing Development: Ethics. Jacksonville, Florida
Hough, M.C. (1998, November). Walking the line: The importance of experiential learning in ethical decision making in clinical nursing practice. Sigma Theta Tau Fall Research Presentation. Jacksonville, Florida
Hough, M.C. (1997). Ethical Foundations and Principles with Parish Nursing.Jacksonville, Florida. Parish Nursing.
Hough, M.C. (1994). Ethical Foundations: Theoretical Frameworks and Ethical Principles. SVMC Ethics Forum, fall 1994.