Philosopher & Ethicist (4169)

Formally educated philosophers try to answer some of the fundamental human questions about art, free will, morality, time and space, truth and the relationship between the brain and the physical world. A teaching position at a college or a university is a typical career path for philosophy students. They also consult with other professionals, such as computer programmers, government officials, healthcare providers, politicians, policymakers and scientists. Other career fields where critical thinkers can find a home include business, government, journalism, law and social services. (Learningpath.org)

A Clinical Ethicist helps to resolve ethical problems that arise in clinical medicine. They offer guidance to patients, their families, and professional staff on ethical, legal and policy issues and concerns that stem from dealings between health care professionals and patients. They may also aide in developing policy, doing research, and providing education about ethics for others in the organization where they work. Clinical ethicists work in a variety of organizations, including hospitals, physician group practices, government agencies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, and medical research centres. (Sokanu)

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Education

Professional Philosophers and Ethicists typically have graduate degrees (Masters or PhD) in philosophy, ethics, or a related discipline. Clinical Ethicists often complete a fellowship following the completion of their graduate program. The University of Manitoba provides a Bachelors and Masters degree in Philosophy. Please view the links below for information on U of M courses and programs, as well as Philosophy programs in North America.

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Date modified: February 24, 2020