Ethics Book Club

Six Sessions Beginning Oct. 12, 2022
1 – 2 p.m. ET

Note: Due to the overwhelming popularity of this program, registrants may receive their books in multiple shipments. Ethics Book Club sessions will not be recorded.

About this Program
Join colleagues for an in-depth discussion of six books on ethics topics of current relevance to Catholic health care. The Ethics Book Club will provide Catholic health care professionals the opportunity to discuss significant ethics books with colleagues and advance both their understanding of the topics as well as their professional development.

This year-long program includes six interactive meetings every other month, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 12, ending on Aug. 16, 2023. The books that will be discussed are included in the cost of the program and a discussion board available for all members to share thoughts, ideas and questions. Upon registration, participants will receive all six books regardless of when they choose to enter the program.

Virtual Meeting Dates
Discussion sessions will be held from 1 – 2 p.m. ET on Wednesdays: 

Session 1 – Oct. 12, 2022 
Session 2 – Dec. 14, 2022 
Session 3 – Feb. 15, 2023 
Session 4 – April 19, 2023 
Session 5 – June 21, 2023 
Session 6 – Aug. 16, 2023 


Six Sessions Beginning Oct. 12, 2022
1 - 2 p.m. ET
(Please adjust for your time zone)

Registration for this event is closed.

Books in this Series:

"When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973, with a New Preface"
Leslie J. Reagan

"Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice: The Praxis of US Health Care in a Globalized World"
Edited by: M. Therese Lysaught and Michael McCarthy 

"Pope Francis and the Transformation of Health Care Ethics"
Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler 

"CRISPR People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans"
Henry T. Greely 

"Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men"
Caroline Criado Perez 

"Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology"
Deirdre Cooper Owens



December 14, 2023

M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Graduate Programs in Health Care Mission Leadership
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Care Leadership and the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago


Michael P. McCarthy, Ph.D., HEC-C
Associate Professor and Director, Healthcare Mission Leadership Graduate Program
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Care Leadership, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago

February 15, 2023

Todd Salzman, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Creighton University Department of Theology

CHA Program Moderators

Brian Kane 0130-150

Brian M. Kane, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Ethics

Nate Hibner 150

Nathaniel Blanton Hibner, Ph.D.
Director, Ethics

Cancellation Policy

  • A refund of the full registration fee will be given for cancellations received prior to the six books being shipped to the registrant.
  • No refund will be given for cancellations received after the six books have shipped to the registrant.

There is no additional charge for substitute registrants.

If the six books have been shipped prior to the substitution, the substituted registrant will not be sent the six books.

Please note, a CHA website account is required to participate in this program and to access CHA's online learning portal. If you haven't already done so, and to ensure you can access the discussion board and all resources, please take a moment now to create an online account.


For more information, contact CHA Service Center or Brian M. Kane, Senior Director, Ethics.


The books chosen do not necessarily reflect the opinions and positions held by the Catholic Health Association.

During the meeting, you may be photographed, videotaped and/or recorded by CHA staff or its designated contractor. By your attendance or participation at the meeting, you agree that CHA may photograph, copy, record and/or distribute in any such form your participation and involvement in any meeting session, activity or event. No persons or organizations other than CHA may photograph, audiotape or videotape any portion of the meeting without prior written permission of CHA.

The right to change speakers or to modify program content is reserved by CHA.