Creighton University - Center for Health Policy & Ethics

 Amy M. Haddad, PhD

Director, Center for Health Policy and Ethics
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in Health Sciences

PhD, 1988, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MSN, 1979, University of Nebraska Medical Center
BSN, 1975, Creighton University

Dr. Amy Haddad
Creighton University Medical Center
Center for Health Policy and Ethics, 113
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280.2164 tel
(402) 280.5735 fax

Dr. Haddad teaches in our online graduate program: Master of Science in Health Care Ethics.


Dr. Amy Marie Haddad is the Director for the Center for Health Policy & Ethics and the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences. She received her BSN from Creighton University in 1975, her MSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1979, and her PhD in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1988. She first became involved in education in the health sciences at the College of Saint Mary in the nursing program, then moved on to Creighton in 1984 where she has since taught ethics in the health sciences and led the effort to establish the Master of Science in Health Care Ethics program in 2009.

Her publications include numerous journal articles and several books such as:
  • Haddad, A., & Matthias, K. (2014). Ethical Decision Making. In M.Chisholm-Burns, A. Vaillancourt, and M. Shepherd (Eds), Pharmacy Management, Leadership, Marketing, & Finance, (2nd ed.) (pp. 101-113). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Haddad, A., Last, E. J.(2012). Application of ethical principles to practice dilemmas. In L.V. Allen, Jr., et, al. (Ed.) Remington: The science and practice of pharmacy (22nd  ed.). (Chapter 59). (pp. 1857-1866). Philadelphia, PA: Pharmaceutical Press.
  • Haddad, A. (2010). What health sciences students learn from playing a standardized patient in an ethics course. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 19(4), 481-487.
  • Veatch, R.M., Haddad, A., & English, D. (2009). Case studies in biomedical ethics. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Douherty, R., Haddad, A. M., Purtilo, R. B. & (2013). The Health Professional and Patient Interaction. (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co.
  • Veatch, R. M., & Haddad, A. M. (2007). Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics. (2nd  ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Haddad, A. & Jensen, G. (Eds.) (2005). Journal of Physical Therapy Education, special issue on scholarship of teaching and learning in physical therapy education.
  • Haddad, A. (2005). Applying the scholarship of teaching and learning to ethics education in occupational and physical therapy, in Educating for Moral Action: A Sourcebook in Health and Rehabilitation Ethics, F.A. Davis, Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, (pp. 305-310), Winner of the Alpha Sigma Nu Book of the Year Award.

She was selected for the national Carnegie Scholars program of the Carnegie Center for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching in 2001. As part of her Carnegie project, Dr. Haddad evaluated various methods of teaching applied ethics including the use of standardized patients. Teaching and learning in ethics education whether in a face-to-face environment or online continues to be the primary focus of her research.

Dr. Haddad serves as the Program Director of the Master of Science in Health Care Ethics program at the Center for Health Policy and Ethics that was established in 2009. Consistent with the University's mission, the fully online MSHCE program emphasizes the condition of vulnerable populations and social justice.
Dr. Haddad has been honored for the following:

2007 Pellegrino Medal presented by Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute (HEAL) at Samford University - The award is presented to honor individuals recognized nationally as leaders for contributions to healthcare ethics in the selfless spirit of Edmund D. Pellegrino

2003 Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Book Awards in the Health Sciences Division for the book, Health Professional and Patient Interaction, 6th Edition

2003 Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy


View of snapshot of Dr. Haddad's work:

Sharing Difficulties and Resolving Ethical Problems in Small Groups [PDF]

Playing a Standardized Patient in an Ethics Course: What Nursing Students Learn [PDF]