Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics to feature lecture on ethics in healthcare
January 18, 2011 - As part of its ongoing series, Shorter University’s Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics will offer a special lecture on Thursday, Jan. 20 , that will focus on ethics in the healthcare field.
The free event, scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business, will feature Dr. Dee Russell and Dr. Michael Peace, both of Floyd Medical Center. Their presentation is titled “Ethics in a Not-For-Profit Setting and Ethics in Healthcare Law.”
The Hopkins lectureship series is open to the general public and aims to promote ethical values in the business world. “We encourage businesses, employees and residents of the local community to make plans to attend these special events,” said Dr. Robert “Dub” Darville, dean of the Ledbetter College of Business. “People are looking for individuals to be leaders who exhibit ethical decision-making, and Shorter, as a Christian institution, wants to be a voice promoting the importance of ethics instruction and practice.”
The next Hopkins lecture will be held Thursday, Feb. 17. Dr. Ken Davis and Dr. Al Diaz of The Harbin Clinic will be featured during that event. The topic is “Ethics and Risk Management and the Patient Relationship.” The final lecture will take place on Thursday, March 3. Dr. Lois Robley of Kennesaw State University will speak during a session titled “Ethics and End-of-Life Issues.” Both events are planned for 11 a.m.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.