Center for Health Humanities & Ethics

Mission Statement

The UVA Center for Health Humanities & Ethics  is a diverse interprofessional community of scholars, teachers, and practitioners whose interests in the human dimensions of illness, health, and health care bridge clinical and social sciences, arts and humanities, ethics and law, philosophy and religion.

Our mission is to demonstrate the complementary nature of our disciplines while furthering their productive integration and application in the classroom and clinic, at the bedside, and in the community.

The center offers ethics and humanities education for medical students, residents, and faculty in many different formats and venues.  In addition, center faculty teach graduate and undergraduate courses in biomedical ethics and humanities across a number of UVA schools and programs.  

Click here for the Center’s Statement on Structural Injustices in the COVID-19 Era

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Two Semester-Long Internship Courses Accepting Applications

Two semester-long internship options associated with a course and course credit are available for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, one in Clinical Ethics and the other in Health Policy and Administration. Clinical Ethics is usually offered every fall and spring and applications can be submitted on a rolling basis. The internship in Health Policy and Administration is usually offered in the spring but will be offered in the fall of 2021. Please submit applications for either FALL 2021 internship by APRIL 15, 2021, although your application will be considered even if received after that date if openings remain. For more details, follow the links below.
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COVID 19

COVID-19 Ethics Resources

This portion of our website provides relevant articles from the literature regarding ethical issues that have or may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep it updated, and welcome any suggested additions that you might have.
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January 2020 report on Center Activities

The Center's 2020 report on Center Activities can be found here.
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Support Our Mission

Help us in our continuing efforts to demonstrate the complementary nature of our disciplines while furthering their productive integration and application in the classroom and clinic, at the bedside, and in the community.