Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone is one of Australia’s foremost nursing scholars, renowned internationally for her scholarly research in the areas of nursing and health care ethics. The primary focus of her work has been on: on patients’ rights, cross-cultural ethics, patient safety ethics, professional conduct, and end-of-life ethics with a specific focus on end-of-life decision-making in an aging society. She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and commentaries on health care ethics, and is the author of several books, including the internationally acclaimed: Bioethics a nursing perspective (Elsevier Science, first published in 1989 and currently being prepared as a 6th revised edition). Megan-Jane writes a bi-monthly column on nursing ethics for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal and is also the author of a new book released worldwide: Alzheimer’s disease, media representations and the politics of euthanasia: constructing risk and selling death in an aging society (http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409451921). Her current projects include: leading a NBVLL funded project investigating ‘Nursing roles and strategies in end-of-life decision making involving older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds admitted to Victorian hospitals for end-of-life care’; and preparing a three volume Sage Major (reference) work on Nursing and Healthcare Ethics (due 2015).