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HPD’s Ethics Bowl, Feb. 13

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Health Care Sciences will be hosting the Ethics Bowl on Feb. 13 at the NSU Health Professions Division’s Chancellor’s Dining Room on main campus.  The Ethics Bowl is built on the belief that to be an ethical thinker, you’ve got to be open to a diverse range of views. This means appreciating the concerns of others, and making a real attempt to understand their views—even when they’re unclear or emotional in the way they express themselves.

The rules, format, and procedures of the Ethics Bowl are all designed to help participants engage in a candid, intense exchange of viewpoints. Although issues may be controversial and difficult to resolve, participants should have a discussion that is both civil and intelligent. Combined with an open mind, this will guarantee sound, ethically minded thinking towards every decision you might encounter as a citizen and a professional.

To goals of the Ethics Bowl are:

  • Expose students to “real world” ethical dilemmas;
  • Encourage students to work through ethical dilemmas with a solid, ethical foundation;
  • Encourage students to engage in a truthful, intense exchange of viewpoints with their peers;
  • Help students develop their abilities to speak in public and think critically;
  • Build community spirit through healthy competition and dialogue about important professional and civic issues.

Twelve teams of students from the College of Health Care Sciences and College of Nursing from main campus the Student Educational Centers will be competing. Susan Horovitz Maurer, the chair of the Florida Commission on Ethics, will be the keynote speaker.

“In an era when political, social, corporate, and civic ethical dilemmas seem to make the news often, the Ethics Bowl is an important example of the University investing in the next generation of ethical healthcare professionals,” said Terry Morrow, Ph.D., assistant dean of student affairs and assistant professor at the College of Health Care Sciences.