Omaha, NE (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
Creighton University’s Health Care Ethics program now offers an Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care course that is available for both degree seeking and special students.
This course examines different end-of-life care practices including forgoing treatment, PAS/euthanasia, palliative care, sedation and decision-making for incompetent patients. Students reflect on their own views of disabilities, aging and dying; examine the merits of policies/legislation; and consider how society at large can come to appreciate those dying in our midst.
Creighton’s Health Care Ethics program is housed within the University's Center for Health Policy and Ethics, one of the largest centers of its kind globally. Faculty includes internationally recognized scholars, philosophers and authors who have the highest degrees in their fields. Program courses are ideal for those seeking advanced knowledge to help make a difference in their organizations; to educate colleagues, patients and patients’ families; and to research and impact health policy.
By offering this course to both degree seeking and special students, Creighton University enhances the rate of knowledge transfer to patient care as research results are disseminated both within and outside a particular health care discipline. The course is designed for professionals from a variety of disciplines which encourages identification of shared patient-focused concerns and common research interests and problems, and enables regular communication among learners and scholars from multiple disciplines. This also leads to increased interaction and potential collaboration between professionals in addressing complex societal and healthcare problems and questions.
Creighton is ranked #1 Midwest Regional University for the eleventh consecutive year and each course incorporates the University’s core Catholic and Jesuit values of conscience, compassion and concern for poor and marginalized groups and individuals.
For more information about Creighton University’s Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care course, online Master’s or Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics, click here or call 866.717.6365 to speak with a Program Manager.
About Creighton University
Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., enrolls 4,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate and professional students among nine schools and colleges. No other university its size offers students such a comprehensive academic environment with personal attention from faculty-mentors. Jesuit and Catholic, it affords incomparable interprofessional education, bridging health professions programs with law, business and arts and sciences – all on one walkable campus. Creighton has been top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 20 years.