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October, 30 2009
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Laurence B. McCullough, PhD, Dalton Tomlin Chair in Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
"Taking Professional
Conscience Seriously"
Noon, School of Law Courtroom

November 6-7, 2009
30 Years of Health Care Ethics—An Anniversary Symposium of the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics At Saint Louis University
Multiple Locations and times, please see our site for more details.

February 25, 2010
HCE Lecture:
John J. Hardt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University Chicago,
3:30 p.m., Location: TBA

Certificate Program in Clinical Bioethics

This year marks the fifth year of the Center's Certificate Program in Clinical Bioethics. This graduate-level program is designed to foster clinical ethics skills and knowledge needed by ethics committee members, physicians, nurses, administrators, attorneys, social workers, chaplains, educators and others with an interest in clinical health care ethics. Participants may also pursue a concentration in Catholic health care ethics.

"I loved the program for giving me a framework to analyze my own decisions and thought processes as well as how to work with others to ensure that we make the right decisions and promote shared values and ideals," says Shed Boren, PhD, Administrator/CEO of Sister Emmanuel Hospital in Miami. "I believe this program makes people more effective participants on ethics committees as well as IRB issues and activities related to corporate compliance."

The program combines distance learning with two weekend on-site seminars, which include lectures and discussion groups. Students from various backgrounds have enrolled in Certificate courses, and they have provided much positive feedback.

"As a member of our health system ethics committee, I wanted to pursue specific training to strengthen my abilities in this role," says William H. Craig, Vice President for Clinical Support at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. "After researching the options, I found the Certificate Program in Health Care Ethics at SLU provided the right balance of strong academic content with a program structure designed for working professionals. I have found the classes stimulating and the instructors well qualified on the material they present," he continues.

Joan Mary Hartigan, CSJ, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Maria College in Albany, NY, agrees. "After my first week home from the on-site seminar, I and my students already have reaped the benefits of this program. As a result of the case studies, the lectures, and the readings, my teaching has become more focused, and my knowledge-base has been expanded."

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