|M. Margaret "Peg" McDonnell, RSCJ|
Adult Moral and Faith Development in Everyday Life: How Do We Make A Decision?
M. Margaret McDonnell, RSCJ
Harvard educated Sr. Peggy McDonnell is a Religious of the Sacred Heart, nurse practitioner and ethicist. She has worked in acute care, long-term care and primary care as both clinician and ethicist. She has worked with hospital systems, also in urban settings and in migrant health. Her recent ethics experience has been outside of the traditional healthcare institution as Founder/Director of The Center for Ethics and Advocacy in Healthcare. In this capacity she has been free to develop non-traditional approaches to meeting the needs that surface in the "gap" between the healthcare institution and the neighborhood.
Dates: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
(Please note these are not consecutive Saturdays.)
The course focuses on the applied aspects of one's faith and moral development, not the theoretical aspects. The ideas explored during the course will identify: What do my faith and spirituality (These intersect but are not the same) have to do with my moral development? What do my faith and spirituality tell me about how I understand right and wrong in a particular situation? Spirituality has to do with my lived faith and my relationship to God deeply within. We do not always think about the fact that we are developing NOW in the areas of faith, spirituality and morality. Sometimes these are in sync and sometimes not. The course will offer the opportunity to explore these questions and answer: How do our opinions of what is right and what is wrong affect our behavior in the immediate situation? These issues define both who we are and who we have become. Who have I become and how? How would I describe myself?
The course attendance is required at all seminar meetings as indicated in order to facilitate learning objectives.
The readings assigned will include a weekly reading and 1 (2) page reflection paper that will be required each class exploring your personal reflections from the readings and lectures each week. The paper is due at the beginning of each seminar and should be handed in as a hard copy not via email or fax.Program size will remain at no fewer than 10 students. Some handouts wil be available in class and books will be on reserve at Techny