Health Care Ethics and Life Issues

The consultant works with the Archdiocesan Medical-Moral Commission in applying Catholic moral teaching on issues in health care. The consultant also provides consulting services for health care professionals and parish staff and educational programming on health care ethics and life issues for health care professionals, priests, deacons, pastoral associates, lay leaders, and parishes.

Consultant for Health Care Ethics

Janine Marie Idziak, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy & Director, Bioethics Center, Loras College
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Tel: 563-588-7749


Medical-Moral Commission

Janine Marie Idziak, Ph.D. (chair)
Rev. William Joensen, Ph.D.
Rev. Stephen Lundgren, M.A., M.Div.
Janice Loecke, L.P.N., B.S.
Sr. Susan O’Connor, R.S.M., M.S.W., M.A.
Carol Schmidt, R.N.C., M.S.H.
Mark Valliere, M.D., M.M.M.