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Dr. Amy Marie Haddad 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.

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. The graduate certificate in health care ethics was added to the program offerings in 2013.

Her publications include numerous journal articles and several books such as:

  • Haddad, A. (2016). Care ethics. In H. ten Have (Ed.) Encyclopedia of global bioethics. Springer Science+Business Media, New York, NY, Chapter 69-1, doi 10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_69-1
  • Haddad, A. (2016). Principles of ethics. In J.M. Erikson and K. Paige (Eds.) Ethics in oncology nursing. Oncology Nursing Society Publisher, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 1-20.  
  • Veatch, R.M., Haddad, A., & English, D. (2014).Case studies in biomedical ethics. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Purtilo, R. B., Haddad, A. M., & Doherty, R. (2013). The Health Professional and Patient Interaction. (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co.
  • 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.