Kim Siarkowski Amer Associate professor, school of nursing, DePaul University

Kim Siarkowski Amer is an associate professor in the school of nursing at DePaul University. She teaches graduate nursing courses and researches quality and safety in health care and child and family adaptation to chronic illness. She is the author of Quality and Safety for Transformational Nursing: Core Competencies (2013) Pearson. This piece was written in association with The Op-ed Project, which seeks to expand the range of opinion voices.