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

Thu, March 17, 2016 9:00 AM • Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, 4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Healthcare Ethics Consortium 

Annual Conference 2016

 Are We Hearing Our Patients’ Voices?

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March 17-18, 2016

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Program Information

Hotel Information


Emory University Center for Ethics

Healthcare Ethics Leadership Academy

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)

Monthly Events

December 2015 Events

Physician Denial and Child Sexual Abuse

Event: Emory University Center for Ethics Monthly Clinical Ethics Seminar

Date: December 17, 2015

Time: 5:00-6:00PM

Location: Emory University Center for Ethics, Room 162

RSVP appreciated:

September 2015 Events

Advanced Ethics Consultation Workshop

Date: Monday, September 21, 2015        

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Emory University Center for Ethics,RARB Room 252

Registration Deadline is September 14, 2015 (register here)

This interactive workshop will address many facets of clinical ethics case consultation, discuss the current status of the national move toward certification for ethics consultants, and provide practice opportunities with case consultations involving standardized patients. In addition, several ethics consultants will share their experiences in providing consultation. 

Through involvement in cases, participants will further their ability to identify ethical issues; describe skills and areas of knowledge important to the consult process; analyze cases using different models for ethics case consultation; describe how the narrative influences the course of consultation; determine practices that lead to shared goals in decision making; utilize ethical concepts in a mock ethics consultation.

This is a full, intensive day with many opportunities to put ethics consultation skills into practice.

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April 2015 Events

Conflict Resolution in Healthcare Ethics Part III & IV

Date: Thursday, April 30/ Friday, May 1,2015

Location: Emory University Center For Ethics- Rita Anne Rollins building, Atlanta, GA 30322 Room TBA

Conflict Resolution and Mediation techniques provide core skills for those working to resolve ethical issues in healthcare.

Our lead faculty for the day will be Tim Hedeen, Ph.D., professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State university.  Tim will draw on his own two decades of conflict resolution practice and training.  He serves on the Commission on Dispute Resolution of the Georgia Supreme court and is past chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Community Mediation.

IF you are not registering on-line, registration form for mail-in registration is attached here:Registration


 ***The Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR) has approved our plan to make this workshop one in a series of workshops that will cover the training required to meet GODR requirements to qualify as a registered mediator in Georgia***

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