Health, Science & Ethics

Health, Science, & Ethics represents one of the areas of deepest involvement for the Center for Ethics. We live in an era of the biomedicalization of life, where medical and biotechnological progress pose unprecedented ethical challenges.  How should we negotiate the challenges medical technology has created in how we are born, treat our illnesses, and die?  Who should guide us in the dilemmas posed by biotechnologies such as synthetic biology and genetics, our ability to micromanage our minds and moods with lifestyle drugs, or the integration of computer technologies into the human body?  Our work in  Health, Science, & Ethics includes the Master of Arts in Bioethics, the Bioethics Consultation Program, The Health Care Ethics Consortium, the Neuroethics Program, the Religion and Bioethics Initiative, Public Health Ethics, Religion and Public Health Collaborative, and teaching health and science ethics throughout the university.


Health Science and Ethics Program Opportunities:

December 20: Clinical Ethics Seminar

January 24: Clinical Ethics Seminar

February 28: Clinical Ethics Seminar

March 21-22: Healthcare Ethics Consortium Annual Conference


The Healthcare Ethics Consortium (HEC) and the Emory University Center for Ethics are pleased to announce the 2018 Healthcare Ethics Leadership AcademyTM.

 Program Objectives

This 18-month certificate program is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, healthcare administrators, lawyers and other professionals who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in healthcare ethics.  Participants will receive approximately 40 hours of classroom teaching in Clinical Ethics beginning in the Fall of 2018. A Healthcare Ethics Leadership Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program.
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