Michael J. Deem, Ph.D., Peter Ikechukwu Osuji, C.S.Sp., Ph.D., Henk ten Have, M.D., Ph.D., Sarah Stockey DHCE., Joris Gielen, Ph.D., and Gerard Magill, Ph.D., Innovative Leaders of the Center.

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Center for Healthcare Ethics

Healthcare ethics is an interdisciplinary field in a globalized context that engages clinical, organizational, professional, and research issues related to medicine, science, law, policy, social science, and the humanities.

The Center for Healthcare Ethics, part of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University, has offered degree programs in healthcare ethics since 1993, and beginning with the fall 2018 semester, will be offering degree programs in Catholic Healthcare Ethics.

The Healthcare Ethics academic program trains scholars and professionals in the field of healthcare ethics. In addition to academic courses, there are clinical ethics rotations and internships that provide Mentored Apprenticeships in Ethics Consultation supervised by our faculty. It also sponsors lecture series, networks, and affiliations that bring together thought-leaders in healthcare ethics to work internationally on issues of importance.


David Kelly Lecture on Bioethics-Spring 2018

Virus Novels and the Anthropocene: A Philosophical Diagnostics of the Present

April 10, 2018 (Thursday) at 1:30pm-3:00pm
Room: 613 Union

Professor Dr. Hub Zwart

Please click here for Professor Zwart's biography and the abstract.

A revised edition of the Center for Health Care Ethics Academic Handbook is available here.

Please click the following links to access the Spring 2018 course syllabi: 

HCE-657: Public Health Ethics 

HCE-653: Genetics & Ethics

HCE-648: Clinical Ethics

Spring 2018 Clinical Syllabi



HCE-647 (Advanced Standing)



Click here to access course descriptions. 

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Students with a Bachelor's degree in a field related to health care ethics, such a humanities degree with a major or minor in ethics, are eligible to apply for admission to a doctoral program.

The Baccalaureate Admission track requires sixteen courses (48 credits) beyond the Baccalaureate Degree.All Healthcare Ethics (HCE) programs include academic courses and clinical ethics rotations or internships. Students may study full-time or part-time. Part-time students must take a minimum of 2 courses each fall and spring semester. Typically, HCE degree courses are taught in the afternoon and evening.

The courses are designed with a focus on research competencies. This will better facilitate the writing of dissertations.

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