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M Jane Markley RN Health Care and Ethics Advisor

M. Jane Markley is a consultant with over 35 years of experience in healthcare including direct clinical care, ethics, strategic planning, quality assurance, administration, program management, and technology. President of M Jane Markley Consulting, LLC, she works with individuals, families, and groups to help them understand the importance of advance care planning for themselves and their loved ones. She helps people have the conversation regarding how they wish to ‘live well’ throughout their lives and helps them to give the gift of a plan to their family. That “gift” helps not only the family but also friends, employers, and healthcare workers by ensuring that decisions are discussed and made prior to a crisis occurring.

A retired Navy Nurse, she holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Education.  Board-certified in healthcare management, she is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a Registered Nurse, has earned a Patient Advocate Certificate from the Professional Patient Advocate Institute and is a Respecting Choices First Steps® Advance Care Planning Certified Facilitator.

Active in her profession, she is Past President of the National Capital Healthcare Executives, the local chapter of ACHE, and a former Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.  Currently she participates in ethics’ committees in the Washington, DC area; is an International Society of Advance Care Planning & End of Life Care member; speaks both nationally and internationally; facilitates medical student ethical discussions as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; and has been appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life.

When not exercising her passion for ethics, she travels with her husband, Dan, and volunteers in pet therapy work with her dog, Charlie. She can be reached at jane@mjmarkley.com.