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 since the Fall 2018 semester, has been 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.


Rangos Prize Pitch Competition
Four Minutes to Win It - Tuesday, Feb 25th, 2020

Congratulations to winners Hillary Villarreal, Andrew Harrington, Adele Flaherty, and Elizabeth Balskus on their proposal titled: "Improving Clinical Competency for the Next Generation of Ethics Consultants and Committee Members through Consultation Simulations."

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