Academics & Research

Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities (CHeEtAH)



Research and scholarship in our multidisciplinary program focuses on many themes and uses a variety of methods. Research themes include the following:

  • Ethical end-of-life care
  • Informed consent
  • Professionalism and conflict of interest
  • Disclosure of medical errors
  • Ethical response to patients with infectious diseases
  • Ethical implications of genetic testing
  • Research ethics
  • Pediatric ethics
  • Theological ethics
  • Health law
  • Literature and medicine
  • AIDS and the humanities
  • Cultural and gender studies


The methods we use include survey research, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, medical record review, scholarly analysis of ethical problems, and review and critique of relevant literature from medicine, law, philosophy, literature and drama.