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Healthcare Ethics Rotations

Approved, 2008 Fall

  1. Title: Clinical and Organizational Rotations in Ethics (CORE). The acronym helps to focus on the crucial core significance of the Rotations in our Degree Programs. The clinical component is so inter-woven with the organizational component in health care that the Rotations focus upon the dynamic relationship between clinical, organizational, and professional ethics.
  2. Rationale. The CORE provides HCE degree students with an experience-based curriculum to learn in a supervised, step-by-step manner the scholarly knowledge and professionals skills for providing ethics services in health care. Moreover, the curriculum focuses upon providing ethics leadership to integrate clinical, organizational, and professional ethics across the health care organization.
  3. Integrated Ethics & ASBH Core Competencies. The CORE Program adopts an Integrated Ethics approach, such as developed by the Veterans Health Administration. The VHA approach seeks to integrate ethics consultation, preventive ethics, and ethical leadership. The program also adopts the revised Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation developed by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.
  4. Step-by-step approach. Each rotation is designed to build on one another in a practical and supervised manner, each subsequent rotation requiring the previous rotations. The first component is required for the master’s degree. All four components are required for the doctoral degree. Each rotation has distinctive learning objectives. Significant time is dedicated in each Rotation to the student’s critical reflection to enhance the enterprise of experiential learning in a meaningful and personal manner. And each Rotation seeks to engage the integration of the clinical and organizational components of contemporary health care delivery.
  5. Time span. Typically, each Rotation extends for 15 weeks over a semester, lasting 150 hours, divided differently among the varying Rotations.

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    or further details on the CORE Program please open the items below.
  6. Personnel Oversight Structure of CORE
  7. Time Chart
  8. Rotation Components. The supervised, experiential approach shares a series of components that are required in different proportions in each Rotation.
    A. Pedagogical Component & Assessment
    B. Rounds, Ethics Services
    C. Journals, Readings, Meetings/Seminars
    D. Capstone Essay/Project
    E. Student Assessment & Course Evaluation
    F. Grade Assignment
    G. MA/JD Joint Degree Rotation
  9. Schedule Layout
  10. Mentored Apprenticeship for Ethics Consultations
  11. Learning Objectives of Each Rotation
    A. HCE 646
    B. HCE 647
    C. HCE 681
    D. HCE 682
  12. Course Syllabi
    A. HCE 646
    B. HCE 647
    C. HCE 681
    D. HCE 682
  13. Appendix
    A. Attachment A. Rotation: Student Evaluation Form
    B. Attachment B. Faculty Evaluation: Grade Assignment
    C. Attachment C. Faculty Evaluation: Student Performance
    D. Attachment D. Sample Time Chart
    E. Attachment E. Sample Schedule Layout of the Rotation over the Semester
    F. Attachment F. Summary of Readings for all Rotations