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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

2018 Annual Conference Date Annouced

The 2018 Annual Conference will be held March 22 & 23 at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort. Official title and topics will be announced soon!

See information from the 2017 conference, How Illness Changes Us: Implications for Ethical Care

   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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Upcoming events

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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Take a look at some of our past seminars, workshops, and conferences below.


2017 Annual Conference SPonsors












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