Past John & Marsha Ryan Bioethicist- in- Residence
Amy M. Haddad, Ph.D.
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"Residual Problems, Lingering Questions:
The Nuance of Ethics in Hospice "
End-of-life decisions would seem to be settled once a patient has entered hospice,
yet ethical issues carry over from the acute care setting, blurring the bright line
between these two dramatically different environments.
Amy Marie Haddad is the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University Medical Center where she holds the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences. She received her B.S.N. from Creighton University in 1975, her M.S.N. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1979 and her Ph.D. in adult and continuing education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1988. She has been involved in education in the health sciences since 1979 working at the College of St. Mary's in the nursing program, then moving on to Creighton University where she has taught ethics in pharmacy, medicine and related health sciences since 1984.
Her publications include more than 15 book chapters and 50 journal articles and several books the most recent of which are "Health Professional and Patient Interaction" (7th ed.)a W.B. Saunders publication with Dr. Ruth Purtilo and "Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics" (2 nd ed.) an Oxford University Press publication with Dr. Robert Veatch. She has presented at professional conferences nationally and internationally for most of her career. She was selected in 2001 for the national Carnegie Scholars program of the Carnegie Center for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She is the 2003 winner of the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.