Graduate Catalog

THE-672 MISSION AND ADVOCACY

This course examines the role of the original founding mission and charisms of Catholic-sponsored health care. Healthcare in the United States has its roots in the hospital care that congregations of Catholic women religious provided. Many congregations, such as the Sisters of Bon Secours, Religious Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Charity, Franciscan Sisters, among others, founded hospitals to serve those who were sick and poor when no other care options existed. Increasingly, as religious retire from active ministry, lay persons have taken up the responsibilities of directing operations of their healthcare institutions. Both congregations and lay persons sharing their ministry are concerned with the continuing original mission and charism of the founding orders. This course provides an examination of those charisms and how they continue to inspire health care. Prerequisite: THE 552 or 609 and THE 653.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Take 3 credits From courses THE-552 THE-609 Take THE-653

Distribution

Theology/Philosophy