Healthcare Ethics Consortium

Keeping Ethics Central to Healthcare 

The Healthcare Ethics Consortium (HEC) is a nationally recognized center of excellence providing leadership in health care ethics education, reflection and practice.

HEC was founded in January 1994 following a three-year planning period funded by Emory University and the Georgia Humanities Council. Healthcare professionals and health administrators statewide participated in the formation of a network of healthcare organizations that shared a common interest in bringing ethics analysis to patient care and organizational issues. The membership is comprised of hospitals and health systems, home health agencies, hospices, long-term care facilities, and other health-related organizations. The Consortium is affiliated with the Emory University Center for Ethics.

The Consortium provides educational programs and consultative services for healthcare professionals, healthcare organizations, and the community.

Upcoming Events

March 2015

The Healthcare Ethics Consortium and Emory University Center for Ethics
2015 Annual Conference

Hope and Limits:  Cradle to Grave Ethical Care
March 19-20, 2015

The Healthcare Ethics Consortium is a unique place where ethics research and scholarship intersect with healthcare practice.  Please join us for an interactive conversation about the tension between hope and limits as we care for patients across the lifespan.

HEC Sponsors:
Emory University Center for Ethics
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Floyd Medical Center
Phoebe Putney Hospital



Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, GA 

For Participant room rates of $149 per night, please call the number(s) below and ask for the HCECG Healthcare Ethics Consortium group.

In House Reservations:  1-800-933-6679      After Hours:  1-877-237-6177


Click "Events" above then click "Hope and Limits" and follow prompts.  Please note, your Individual or Organizational membership MUST be current to allow registration at the membership level.

Registration by mail -- Registration Form   Complete form, make check/money order payable to HEC and mail to (must be postmarked by March 9):

Healthcare Ethics Consortium, Attn:  Dianne Becht, Emory University Center for Ethics, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322

Additional Information

Alternate nearby hotels (Note:  Current room rates apply)

The University Inn at Emory, 1767 North Decatur Road

Holiday Inn Express - Decatur, 2183 North Decatur Road (404) 320-0888

Nursing and Social Work Credit Hour applications are currently being submitted.  Information/confirmation of accepted applications will be posted upon receipt.

Registration February 9 - March 11, 2015


Bioethics Resources on the Web - From the National Institutes of Health

Ethics Updates - Intended for use by ethics instructors and their students. Maintained by the Values Institute at the University of San Diego

Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare

Georgia POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)

National POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)

Other Bioethics Networks

Arizona Bioethics Network

Bioethics Network of Ohio

Florida Bioethics Network

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