Graduate Academic Programs in Healthcare Ethics

All Healthcare Ethics and Catholic Healthcare Ethics 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 two courses each fall and spring semester. Typically, 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.

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Rangos Prizes Pitch Competition - Finalist Forum

Four Minutes to Win It - Tues, Feb. 25th 2020Team 2

The John G. Rangos Sr. Prize is designed to inspire students and faculty to work to enhance our curriculum, ensuring that it remains relevant and prepares students for productive futures. Finalists will present their ideas at the public forum before a panel of judges and an audience. Five student teams and six faculty teams will be competing as finalists for the 2020 John G. Rangos Sr. Prizes. Winners will use the $1,000 prizes to develop their course, project or program at Duquesne.

Two teams from the Center for Healthcare Ethics will be competing as finalists with proposals to develop ethics simulations:

1. Improving Clinical Competency for the Next Generation of Ethics Consultants and Committee Members through Consultation Simulations by Hillary Villarreal, Andrew Harrington, Adele Flaherty, and Elizabeth Balskus

2. Hypo(ethical): Immersive Online Clinical Ethics Education for Healthcare by Anna Meurer and Sara Rahman

Team 1

Our Center

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.

Visit the Center For Healthcare Ethics website