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.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Induction
Congratulations to students Andrew Harrington, Adele Flaherty, & Fr. Travis Stephens (not pictured) for their induction into the Honor Soceity of Phi Kappa Phi!
AFMC Company Grade Officer Chaplain of the Year
Congratulations to Chaplain, Capt. Damien Gipson for his award from the Air Force Material Command for Chaplain of the Year!
2019 Graduate Research Symposium
Congratulations to Asmat Islam for winning the Award for Graduate Research in Ethics with her presentation titled, Moral Obligation of Buying the Best Baby: Revisiting Arguments for Non-Medical Sex Selection in Global Commercial Surrogacy.
Click here for more picutres and information about our students in the 2019 Graduate Reseach Symposium
Medical School Acceptance/Army Commission
Congratulations to PhD student, Army Second Lieutenant Alexa Vercelli, who was recently sworn in and will attend Liberty University's College of Osteopathic Medicine in the fall!
Congratulations to Dr. Hande Atalay for matching with a residency program in Internal Medicine at UPMC McKeesport!
Hande will also be defending her dissertation proposal on Wednesday March 20th, 2019.
A revised edition of the Center for Health Care Ethics Academic Handbook is available here.
Please click the following links to access course syllabi:
The syllabi have been moved! To access the Spring 2019 syllabi, please click here to navigate to the new Student Academic Resources page or scroll down to the Current Student Resources Tab.
Congratulations to Dr. Joris Gielen who has been named Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts!
Please see this article in the DU Times for more information.
Dr. Henk ten Have meets Pope Francis at the occasion of the annual conference of the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome, June 2018. In his speech to the Academy, Pope Francis advocated a global vision of bioethics based on "the irrevocable dignity of the human person". The Academy has set up a working group on Global Bioethics under the chairmanship of Dr ten Have.
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.
Spring 2019 Lecture Syllabi
- HCE-643: Ethics of Care
- HCE-743: Ethics of Care (Catholic Program)
- HCE-662: Organizational Ethics in Healthcare
- HCE-762: Organizational Ethics in Healthcare (Catholic Program)
- HCE-656: End of Life Ethics
- HCE-756: End of Life Ethics (Catholic Program)
Spring 2019 Clinical Syllabi
- HCE 646: Clinical HCE I
- HCE 647: Clinical HCE II
- HCE 647: Clinical HCE II (Advance Standing)
- HCE 681: Clinical Internship I
- HCE 682: Clinical Internship II
- Healthcare Ethics Resources
- Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) LibGuide
- ETD Printable Guidelines
- Dissertation PROPOSAL Signature Page
- Dissertation Signature Page
- Requirements for Dissertation Review
- Seminar Schedule
- Course Descriptions
- Course Planners
- Course Sequence
- Learning Outcomes
- Academic Handbook
- Academic Due Process Pamphlet and Academic Grievance Form
- Conference Funding Request Forms: Form 1, Form 2 *Note: Both forms must be completed & accepted abstract submitted to receive funding
- Independent Study Contract