Center for Human Flourishing

Our

Mission


The Center for Human Flourishing aims to advance human flourishing through the study, pursuit, and production of practical wisdom in order to achieve sensible, real-world outcomes which promote the dignity, integrity, self-determination, and personal growth1 for the individuals and communities we serve.

OUR

Goal


The program's goal is to provide knowledge through research publications, sponsored educational activities, courses, seminars, and conferences of higher learning. Guided by the Sisters of Mercy's emphasis on healing, particularly in the fields of health and education, the Center strives to foster far reaching impacts for our community.

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WHAT IS FLOURISHING?

PANDEMIC FAILURES IN ELDER CARE

Inaugural Research Fellow, Dr. Charles Camosy, explores the failures in elder care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AN OVERVIEW OF

Intermediary Societies

On October 21, 2021, Mercy College of Health Sciences Center for Human Flourishing hosted Inaugural Honorary Fellow, Dr. Russell Hittinger, in Des Moines, Iowa to learn about Intermediate Associations as a Key to Human Flourishing. This excerpt from Dr. Russell Hittinger presentation at Mercy College of Health Sciences Center for Human Flourishing explores an overview of intermediary societies.

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

VOLUNTARY AND NECESSARY SOCIETIES

This excerpt from Dr. Russell Hittinger presentation on October 21, 2021 explores the relationship between voluntary and neessary socieites.

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HOW TO CONNECT

THEORY TO PRACTICE

This excerpt from Dr. Russell Hittinger, Center for Human Flourishing Honorary Fellow, explores the relationship between connecting theory to practice. 

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IS THERE MORE TO SOCIETY

THAN THE ABSTRACT AND TECHNICAL?

This exceprt from Dr. Russell Hittinger, Honary Fellow, explores the application of the abstract and the technical. 

Watch the full talk from Dr. Russell Hittinger.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Mercy College of Health Sciences’ Center for Human Flourishing will host a discussion featuring inaugural Research Fellow Dr. Charles Camosy on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. at the Catholic Pastoral Center in downtown Des Moines. Individuals are encouraged to participate in-person or online. 

Camosy’s work focuses on biomedical ethics, with the confluence of ethics, theology, and politics in the public sphere informing his thought. His discussion, The Abandoned Generation: Pandemic Failures in Elder Care will illuminate the modern challenges facing healthcare delivery in light of the pandemic. 

Camosy is an Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University, where he has taught since finishing his PhD in theology at the University of Notre Dame in 2008. Camosy is an award-winning author of multiple books, including the most recent Losing Our Dignity and Resisting Throwaway Culture. His co-authored book Bioethics for Nurses: A Christian Moral Vision prominently features the role the Sisters of Mercy played in the creation of the modern profession. 

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IS THERE MORE TO SOCIETY

THAN THE ABSTRACT AND TECHNICAL?

This exceprt from Dr. Russell Hittinger, Honary Fellow, explores the application of the abstract and the technical. 

Watch the full talk from Dr. Russell Hittinger.

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Have something you'd like us to pray for? We offer the ministry of prayer for all those in need in our college, community, and the world. 
 

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CAMPUS MINISTRY

Campus Ministry provides opportunities where students can explore, challenge, develop, and live out their faith.

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OUR LEGACY

Founded in 1899 to meet healthcare workforce shortages, and we're still growing!

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1National League for Nursing outcome for Human Flourishing

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