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Recognized for the development of the Nurse Practitioner role with nurse-physician collaboration. She was appointed to the Valere Potter Distinguished Professorship of Nursing, one of the first endowed professorships in the United States. Ingeborg was a strong proponent of graduate-prepared nurses functioning in expanded roles with physicians, as well as promoting hospice care and the value of patient and family decision-making in health care. During her 50 years in the nursing profession, she was elected to the Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing and to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.