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Creighton University To Offer Fall Webinar Series On Health Care Ethics


Creighton University To Offer Fall Webinar Series On Health Care Ethics

Complimentary online sessions cover hot topics in the complex field

Omaha, NE (PRWEB) August 04, 2011

As part of its Master of Science in Health Care Ethics program, Creighton University is offering a monthly webinar series this fall on hot topics in the bioethics field. The webinars will help keep interested individuals on top of trends in health care ethics as well as to inform them about the degree program and potential career applications. The series is especially appropriate for professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about bioethics and other challenging issues in today's complex health care environment.

“These webinars will keep students and prospective students updated on the latest thinking and discussion regarding issues in bioethics,” said Amy M. Haddad, Ph.D., director of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics and the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Crisis Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences. “We are really excited to use webinar technology to reach a wide audience and to inform them about relevant issues relating to the complexities and subtleties of health care ethics in the 21st century.”

The series debuts in August with a webinar titled “Dealing with Exceptional Families and Withdrawal of Treatment Decisions.” Presented by Haddad, the webinar will explore the moral meaning of family in the complex area of withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, the ethical responsibilities of families and how they impact health care decisions, and who carries authority for difficult health care decisions within families.

Date, time, and registration information are as follows:

Webinar: “Dealing with Exceptional Families and Withdrawal of Treatment Decisions”
DATE: Monday, Aug. 15
TIME: 6:30 CST
Click here to register

“Families shape and define who we are as human beings. However, discussions about health care decisions, especially surrounding end-of-life care, often focus exclusively on the rights of patients and ignore the role of the family. This webinar will provide an overview of the impact of family on ethical decisions in health care,” said Dr. Haddad.

To learn more about the Creighton University Master's in Health Care Ethics or to see other upcoming events, go to To learn more about the webinar series, contact Allison Anderson or Cindy Workman at the phone number or email provided.

About Creighton University

Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,100 undergraduate and 3,200 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at


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