The Center offers programs and resources on ethical issues in end-of-life care, vulnerable patient populations, medically ineffective interventions (futility), culturally competent care, biotechnology, pandemics, and other areas of bioethics.
What is Bioethics?
Commentary on Bioethics
Ethical concerns over scientific advances
We cannot afford to merely "play" with synthetic biology or AI or self-replicating nanotechnology.
Health care debate defines freedom too narrowly
Freedom cannot be detached from context and purpose.
Policies developed for Catholic health care, consistent with Catholic teaching.
Health Care Ethics Internship
This unique program places students in local hospitals and other health care facilities, where they experience day-to-day ethical issues and dilemmas.Learn More
Honzel Fellowship in Health Care Ethics
The Fellow serves as a peer mentor to students in the Health Care Ethics Internship and develops an ethics project with particular relevance to students and alumni.Learn More
Ethics Center staff provide ethics consultation to local hospitals, offering counsel on complex decision making to health care professionals, patients, and families and serving on regional bioethics committees.Contact Us About Consultation Services