Executive Summary This paper examines contemporary Catholic higher education and its unique role in preparing graduates, grounded in natural moral law, to respond to the increasing bioethical questions of the day. The importance of both administrators and faculty articulating and embracing the mission of Catholic higher education, as they prepare graduates for a culture of […]
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About Dr. Marie Hilliard
Dr. Hilliard holds graduate degrees in maternal-child health nursing, religious studies, canon law and professional higher education administration (former tenured Division Chair in Catholic Higher Education). She has an extensive professional background in medical ethics and public policy and advocacy (former Director of the Connecticut Catholic Conference). She is a registered nurse who has been substantially involved in health care regulation at the state and national levels for twelve years (former Executive Officer, Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing; Area IV Director, The National Council of State Boards of Nursing). In addition, she is a canon lawyer and serves as a resource for the United States bishops on the implementation of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services as well as Church-state relations.
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As the largest provider of nongovernmental, nonprofit health care in the United States, Catholic health care is susceptible to being viewed as just another secular institution engaged in the welfare of the larger society, and at its behest. Those who wish to deny the ministerial nature of Catholic health care have capitalized on this misperception […]