Teaching Highlights

1. Respiratory Care Courses--RESP2100, 2200, INDI 1150/1160.

This 3 course (12 semester hours) Level 1 sequence comprises the major part of my teaching load at St. Kates. The courses are heavily content oriented, with special emphasis given to clinically relevant material. I also teach the lab sections associated with these courses. Including this year, I have had a significant role in developing over 150 Respiratory Therapist graduates for the past 26 years.

2. PHI 200 Ethical Issues in Health Care - Internet Version.

I taught this 2 credit course for nurses and other allied health students three - four times/year, 1992-1999. PHI200 was a problem-based course in basic ethical theory and common principles for health care decision making - class size was between 15-20. Cases were used to illustrate situations commonly encountered. This course utilized web based materials, chatroom meeting, discussion group and structured assignments.

4. CyberScholars.

CyberScholars are a group of instructional designer/faculty in the allied health specialties that develop multimedia, web delivered (Authorware, streaming) continuing education for nursing, OTs, PTs, RTs etc. We currently have two units (2-4 contacts hours) up and on sale via secure credit card transaction. Two more are planned (funded) this spring.

3. IPS 290 Health Care Ethics and the Arts: Literature, Film and Diversity in Contemporary Decision Making.

This 2 credit hour course is being taught for the first time in Spring semester 1994. I am the primary developer and lead co-teacher in conjunction with Mark Nowak, MFA. It is a "text based" approach to teaching critical thinking and decision making and is designed to use literature and film (especially from non minority cultures) to give more intimate insight into ethical dilemmas.

5. "Inevitable Choices, Values in Health Care" - Minnesota Humanities Commission Grant

A series of 5 lecture/panel discussions (Sept. 1991-March 1992) supported by a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Commission, and assistance from Fairview and HealthEast. I created, wrote the grant and directed this project. I utilized various advisory panels to focus and expand the conceptual framework. One of the most productive sessions concerned multicultural issues in health care decision making. Another session that has fostered long lasting, continued interest concerned gender and judicial outcomes in end-of-life decisions.

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