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Program Type: Undergraduate

Minor Requirements:

Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy


 
Ethical issues have become increasingly prevalent in health care and health policy. The interdisciplinary minor in Healthcare Ethics and Policy provides students with breadth and depth competence in the ethical dimensions of health care and health policy. The program particularly aims at preparing students with deep understanding of the ethical issues that arise in the contexts of health care, public health, health policy, biomedicine, biotechnology, and scientific research in multicultural society. The program encourages the study of ethical values and application of ethical principles in all aspects of the health care industry.
 
The program is open to students in all majors; the target audience includes students in nursing, allied health, philosophy, psychology, sociology, journalism, English, communication studies, organizational leadership, political science, anthropology and social work. The program would be particularly beneficial to students seeking career paths in clinical ethics, ethics consultation, bioethics, philosophy, religion, nursing, social work, human services, psychology, journalism, sociology, anthropology, biomedical research, public health, public policy, health insurance, human resources, and many other professions in the health care industry.
 
The Healthcare Ethics and Policy Minor is housed within the philosophy program in the sociology, anthropology and philosophy department.

Program Contacts

Augustine Yaw Frimpong-Mansoh
Landrum Academic Center 240
859-572-7546
frimpongma1@nku.edu

Students in the Spotlight

Kennedy Pugh

Kennedy Pugh

Graduating Year: 2013

Education: B.S. in Radiation Therapy; Healthcare Ethics and Policy Minor

Career: Radiation therapy

鈥淚 am pursing a bachelor's degree in radiation therapy and a minor in Healthcare ethics and policy. I think anyone going into the Healthcare field would benefit from a minor in this field because you will always be presented with different issues concerning ethics. This program helps you learn to navigate your future career and will allow you to overcome any challenges you may face concerning ethical dilemmas while alps providing a safe space to learn and grow. I have only grown from these courses and I know they have shaped me into a better Healthcare professional. "

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  • Co-curricular Opportunities: We offer various opportunities for you to actively engage with faculty and your fellow students through our vibrant SAPiens Student Society, Phi Sigma Tau national honor society in philosophy, Ethics Bowl Team (which participates annually in regional intercollegiate competitions), Philosophers鈥 Caf茅 (where issues of contemporary interest are raised and discussed in a public forum), Philosophy and Films Series (where feature films with philosophical themes are screened and discussed).聽
  • Career Explorations: Our innovative, interdisciplinary courses, such as PHI 220: Health Care Ethics, LDR 381 Organizational Ethics and Decision Making, SOC 480 Global Aging Issues and Policies, PHI 360 Environmental Philosophy, CMST 403 Health Communication, HSR 300 Ethics & Issues in Human Svc Profession, PSY 333 Abnormal Psychology, provide a glimpse into various career paths that the program offers.
  • Supportive Learning Community: With organizations and clubs like our Ethics Bowl Team, Philosophers鈥 Caf茅, Philosophy and Films Series, SAPiens Student Society, you鈥檒l find a supportive learning community to help prepare you for success in your academic studies and career aspirations.聽聽
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