Health Care Ethics Certificate Program Begins in October


University of New Mexico Health Sciences Ethics Program

UNM's Health Sciences Ethics Program is continuing its interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics Certificate Program. A new  Module I will begin Saturday in October 12, 2002  with other sessions on Wednesday afternoon.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis. 

The program is designed for faculty, professionals, graduate students and others who are interested in the interdisciplinary study of health care ethics with an emphasis on applied clinical ethics, cultural competency and legal issues. Topics include professional responsibility, privacy and confidentiality, truth telling, end of life decision making, research ethics, health care reform, and issues in reproductive technologies.

The program has two modules: Module 1 (Wednesday afternoons 4:30-6:30) focuses on basic ethical, legal and cultural issues in health care (values-based decision making, professional responsibility, patients' rights, privacy and confidentiality, truth telling, reproductive ethics, health care reform and delivery, and research ethics). 

Module 2 (Thursday afternoons 4:30-6:30) focuses on more advanced topics such as end of life issues, pain management and substance abuse, spirituality and health care, access to care for undocumented workers, Native American Health Care Issues, International Research Ethics, etc. During Module 2 students will, with the help of a faculty mentor, prepare a substantive project/paper for presentation at the end of the module. 

It is possible, though not necessary, to complete both modules in one calendar year. Participants are welcome to take more time, as needed, as both Modules 1 and 2 will be offered in both Spring and Fall. 

Cost:              $800/module, $1600 total. UNM and UNMH tuition remission applies for all faculty and staff.

This fee covers all expenses: materials, food, classes, faculty advisement, other resources as needed. Flexible payment terms are available as needed.

Contact:        Joan McIver Gibson or Alan Vince, #B77 CRTC; Albuquerque, NM 87131  (505 272-0903; FAX 505 272-9213; e mail   

Applications accepted on a first come first served basis, with attention paid to an interdisciplinary mix of participants.

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