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


Conflict Resolution in Healthcare Ethics Part II: 

More from the Mediator's Toolbox

January 23, 2015
Emory University
Center for Ethics
Rita Anne Rollins Bldg. Room 102
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Registration opens January 7-20, 2015 -- Please click on the Events tab above

Primary topics for this workshop include:

Facilitation Skills
Effective Questions
Collaborative Problem Solving
Crafting the Mediator's Opening Statement

Please Note:  Participants need to be present for the full day of training in order
 to receive CEU credits toward GODR registration.

GODR Information.pdf

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
Atlanta, Georgia

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.

Primary Themes:

  • the changing nature of the healthcare environment
  • the nature of hope
  • defining goals and limits:  can creating metrics measure what counts?
  • discontinuity of care in a complex system of care
  • "production" pressures and moral distress
  • how do we talk about expectations, hope and limits with patients and families? 

Additional information coming soon.....


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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