Rome, Italy


Inaugural Faculty Travel Seminar 2009

Rome: Catholic Health Care and Health Care Ethics

The inaugural faculty seminar took place in Rome, January 2 - 8, 2009. Brian Johnstone, internationally renowned scholar and author in the field of Christian ethics, conducted the seminar on Catholic Health Care and Health Care Ethics. Catholic perspectives on a variety of topics, e.g., human genome project, justice and health care resources, were explored, with stimulating conversation spilling over into meal times. Nine faculty, 3 from College of Arts & Sciences and 6 from the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, participated in this inaugural seminar.

Post-Seminar Public Forum: Forum 2009: Catholic Health Care and Health Care Ethics

On the afternoons of March 25 and 26, 2009, participants in the Health Care Ethics Seminar presented papers generated by the seminar experience. The forum took place in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, room 102. See titles below:

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 Presentations:

  • “Want Fries With That?: The Catholic Church and Moral Dilemma in Individual Health Care”
    Prof. Sandra Sgoutas-Emch, College of Arts and Sciences

  • “The Conundrum of Reproductive Technology”
    Prof. Kathy James and Prof. Cynthia Connelly, Hahn School of Nursing

  • “Facets of the Nurse’s Role and Catholic Social Teaching”
    Prof. Sally Brosz Hardin, Hahn School of Nursing

    Thursday, March 26th, 2009 Presentations:

  • “Social Justice in Health Care: The Church’s View”
    Prof. Diane Fatica, Hahn School of Nursing

  • “Preparing USD Pre-Med Students”
    Prof. Debbie Tahmasebbi, College of Arts and Sciences

  • “Genetic Intervention: Ethical and Scientific Challenges”
    Prof. Tammy Dwyer, College of Arts and Sciences

  • “Religious Influences on the Reproductive Health Decisions of HIV+ Latinas Living on the Border”
    Prof. Susan Instone and Prof. Mary-Rose Mueller, Hahn School of Nursing

Click here for Prof. Susan Instone and Prof. Mary-Rose Meuller's published paper.

Contact Information

Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture
Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice 213
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