Health Care Ethics (MA & Certificate) Program Details

Program in Ethics

The Program in Ethics coordinates ethics education in the University, in a number of residency programs and in Ethics Grand Rounds. It offers courses in research ethics and clinical ethics, which are taught by highly qualified faculty, most of whom are clinically experienced ethicists. Through the program, the department offers an Master of Art in Health Care Ethics and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Care Ethics. The Program in Ethics is coordinated with the Ethics Consultation Service in the Medical Center, which is available at all times to provide ethics consultations for Rush clinicians, patients and families.

Clinical Programs

The Department of Religion, Health & Human Values provides three levels of training in clinical pastoral education (CPE), with a quarterly internship program, a year-long residency and training in supervision. Students are involved in a clinically-focused program aimed at developing comprehensive knowledge and skills in pastoral care within large health care environments. Through didactic, clinical and integrative seminars, students explore the relationship between religious faith, meaning and purpose, and the behavioral sciences in the interpretation of the human condition. The CPE program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

Chaplaincy Services

Faculty, residents and interns provide 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year chaplaincy services to patients, families/partners, and staff of the Medical Center.

Admissions Contact
Phone: (312) 942-5571