Center for Global Health Ethics

Ethics is the foundational root of any healthcare practice. 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 Global Health Ethics provides scholarly and professional training in healthcare ethics consistent with the Catholic, Spiritan identity of Duquesne University. The University is committed to an ecumenical and diverse atmosphere in order to celebrate education of the mind, heart, and spirit, and to cultivate academic excellence, ethically responsible judgement, and social justice. Our goal is to engage and enlighten the minds of future healthcare professionals, teachers, and researchers, promoting excellence in scholarship and training to advance discourse on healthcare ethics in research, education, and service.

At Duquesne University's Center for Global Health Ethics, students, professors, and healthcare ethics professionals come together to explore scenarios, issues and current events in healthcare ethics, and ask difficult questions that drive meaningful change in various ethics fields. In addition to academic courses such as Global Bioethics and Genetics and Ethics, the Center offers multiple degree programs including Catholic Healthcare Ethics. Students at the Center have the opportunity to complete clinical ethics rotations and internships that provide valuable, hands-on experience supervised by faculty. The Center sponsors regular Kelly Lecture Series and facilitates networking events with influential ethics professionals, creating a strong community of inspirational minds and thought-leaders in healthcare ethics.

Apply now to jumpstart your ethics career at Duquesne University's Center for Global Health Ethics!


*Course Overview Fall 2020*

Due to COVID-19, in the fall semester, HCE courses will be offered in the following formats:

Graduate courses:
• Comparative Religious Bioethics - HCE 645/745: HyFlex
• Clinical Healthcare Ethics - HCE 646/746: HyFlex
• Clinical Healthcare Ethics II - HCE 647/747: HyFlex
• Global Bioethics - HCE 655/755: HyFlex
• Methods in Healthcare Ethics - HCE 659/759: Distance Learning
• Clin Internship in HCE I - HCE 681/781: Distance Learning
• Clin Internship in HCE II - HCE 682/782: Distance Learning

Undergraduate courses:
• Bioethics: African Perspectives - HCE 240 - 55: Online
• Who Decides When I Am Ill - HCE 410: HyFlex
• Health Care Ethics - UCOR 255 - 01/02/03: HyFlex
• Health Care Ethics - UCOR 255 - 55: Online

Please visit Duquesne University's COVID-19 Planning & Information Page for more information.

JHF Foundation Patient Safety Fellows

Congratulations to Brandon, Tina, Reem, Kamal, & Dina for being named Jewish Healthcare Foundation Patient Safety Fellows for Summer 2020!
Please visit JHF's webiste to learn more about what they have been working on this summer.

Recently Published
Advancing Global Ethics Volume 14
Dealing with Bioethical Issues in a Globalized World    
Normativity in Bioethics