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 is part of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University, having offered degree programs in healthcare ethics since 1993.
The Healthcare Ethics academic program trains scholars and professionals in the field of health care 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.
A very short time ago a very shy Fr. John Twinomujuni came to the Center from Rwanda, Africa to study with us for his Master's. It was not long before the faculty realized what a talented young man he was and convinced him to stay for his PhD. We now proudly send him back to his home with his PhD.
Dr.Taraska has more than his PhD to be proud of. Congratulations!
A revised edition of the Center for Health Care Ethics Academic Handbook is available here.
Please click the following links to access the Fall 2017 course syllabi:
Fall 2017 Clinical Syllabi
Click here to access course descriptions.
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.
- Healthcare Ethics Resources
- Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) LibGuide
- ETD Printable Guidelines
- Dissertation PROPOSAL Signature Page
- Dissertation Signature Page
- Requirements for Dissertation Review