Medical Ethics is Huge: Biomedical Ethics Certificates at ISU
Dean Kandi Turley Ames talks to Professor of Philosophy, Ralph Baergen, and student GioVanna Geller about the undergraduate and graduate Biomedical Ethics Certificates.
Kandi and Ralph discuss how determinations were made in what would be included in the certificates curriculum, the benefits to students, and the need for education in ethics for healthcare professionals.
GioVanna Gelller, a nursing student who has finished her Medical Ethics Undergraduate Certificate talks about how interesting and helpful her medical ethics courses have been, and how having a medical ethics educational background will help her as she works with patients.
A certificate in biomedical ethics prepares healthcare professionals to respond to ethical issues in the field and understand the constraints upon patients' choices, clinicians' actions, and implications for others who are not directly involved.
The Department of English and Philosophy offers both undergraduate and graduate certificates in biomedical ethics which can be achieved through online-only coursework.
“I want to help make life better for people, and I think by having information and knowledge in ethics I have a different perspective. Perspective opens you up to seeing things differently and we all have different needs.” -GioVanna Geller
For more information, please contact the Department of Philosophy at 208-282-2478. Click here for information about the certificates, or contact Ralph Baergen directly at 208-282-3371, firstname.lastname@example.org.