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HEALTHCARE ETHICS CONSORTIUM

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

2017 Annual Conference

This year's annual conference will examine the way in which patient and family  self-understanding changes with illness or injury. We will discuss strategies for addressing the difficult ethical questions that arise as health changes along the continuum of care.


With keynote speaker Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP, E. William Davis, Jr. MD Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at the Weil Cornell Medical College and author of Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness.

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   2017 Healthcare Ethics Leadership AcademyTM

The Healthcare Ethics Consortium (HEC) and the Emory University Center for Ethics are pleased to announce the 2017 Healthcare Ethics Leadership AcademyTM.

Program Objectives

This 18-month certificate program is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, healthcare administrators, lawyers and other professionals who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in healthcare ethics. Participants will receive approximately 40 hours of classroom teaching in Clinical Ethics beginning in the Fall of 2017. A Healthcare Ethics Leadership Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program.  

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Consulting Services

The HEC is now offering customizable partnership plans tailored to the needs of your organization. Available services include:

  • Ethics Consultation
  • Needs Assessment and Evaluation
  • Customized Educational Programming
  • Speakers for your Organization's Events
Contact us for further information and pricing.

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Become a partner

  Discounted registration to educational programs and workshops.

  Access to members-only information.

  Opportunities to join in discussion of issues and initiatives with fellow HEC partners.

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