This Certificate is currently on hold due to faculty replacement, and the courses are not currently being offered. Please contact Dr. George Stewart at email@example.com if you need further information.
A certificate in Health Care Ethics consists of four (4) courses that may be taken as a non-degree seeking or degree-seeking student, or as a continuing education student. All area health care practitioners or students of health care are encouraged to enroll and may enter at any time. The focus of this certificate is on critical ethical issues facing health care providers, patients, and their families.
The Certificate consists of four related courses that deal with currently important issues in health care ethics:
Graduate students in the Master's program in Health Education within the Aging Studies specialization and in the Certificate Program in Aging Studies are now required to take the course HSC 5602 Life, Illness, and Death. We celebrate this new collaboration! For more information, please contact Dr. Petra Schuler.
Graduate students interested in specializing in Health Care Ethics also have the opportunity to do so through the Master's degree in Communications Leadership available through the Communications Arts Department. Please contact the program director, Athena DuPre, for more information.
Undergraduate students interested in specializing in Health Care Ethics have the opportunity to do so. A Health Care Ethics track is offered through a B.S. in Health Sciences degree via the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences. Contact Health Sciences advisor, Angela Hahn, for more information.
Josh Woods and Samantha Cohen Mahoney were the 2007 Reubin Askew Fellows in Health Care Ethics. Josh is a graduate of Southeastern University and a graduate student in Health Care Ethics at UWF. Samantha is a graduate of F.S.U. and a graduate student in Aging Studies and a certificate student in Health Care Ethics at UWF. Josh interned in Medical Ethics with Dr. Arnold under the former Center for Health Care Ethics and Samantha interned with Dr. Arnold, Erin Bowers and Katy Levan at Sacred Heart in the area of ethics and palliative care.
The Association for Health Care Ethics and Sacred Heart are now offering conjointly an internship in palliative care and health care ethics under the supervision of Erin Bowers, Sacred Heart Palliative Care Manager. Graduate students interested in this Internship should contact the Center Director. Training is on site at Sacred Heart Hospital.
2005-2007 Award Recipient
The Association has established The Reubin O'D. Askew Award in Health Care Ethics through the kindness of an anonymous donor. Honoring the contributions and integrity of the former Governor of Florida and ambassador, the Askew Award is given to the graduate student whose academic achievement and depth of service in health care ethics is superlative.
Association Director: tba
Assistant Director: Cary Taylor
Medical Advisor to the Association for Health Care Ethics: Rex Northup, M.D., Medical Director of the Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
Advisor to the Association for Health Care Ethics: Dr. Rosie Tong, Director of the Center for Professional Ethics and Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics, The University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Faculty Associate and Supervisor of Graduate Interns in bio-ethics at Sacred Heart Hospital: Erin Bowers
Ethics Advisor to the Association for Health Care Ethics: James Palmer, Director of Pastoral Services, Baptist Hospital
Advisor in Gerontology to the Center for Health Care Ethics: Petra Schuler, PhD, Director of UWF Center on Aging
Reubin Askew Graduate Fellows in Health Care Ethics: Joshua Woods, Samantha Cohen Mahoney, Cary Taylor, Sarah Hetue and Beth Stoddert
Association Associates (graduate level certification in Health Care Ethics): Erin Bowers, Marie Butterbaugh, Tina Craft, Cathy Goss, Melinda Heim, Clara Harris, Nina Hendricks, Paul Hernandez, Sarah Hetue, Lin Hogan, Dora Huelsbeck, Katie Huelsbeck, Scott Hunsucker, Ann Jeffries, Susan Kearney, Brandon Kirkland, Tracie McKeown, Rex Northup, Jim Palmer, Anna Pearson, Cheryl Pilling, Tame Ritchie, Susan Robertson, Beth Stoddert, Cary Taylor, Regan Thompson, Kana Tsukamoto, Joel Underwood, Julie Willis, and Joshua Woods.