John Hardt, Ph.D., is the Vice President and Associate Provost, Mission Integration Loyola University Health System and Health Sciences Division and an Associate Professor of Bioethics in Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine, and a Faculty Scholar at The University of Chicago’s Program on Medicine and Religion.
John directs the Catholic concentration in the Neiswanger Institute's graduate programs in bioethics, serves as a course facilitator for Patient Centered Medicine 3 in the medical school curriculum and serves a lecturer in the medical school on issues pertaining to Catholicism and medicine, end-of-life decision-making, and advanced directives.
In March of 2012, Professor Hardt was awarded a two-year, funded appointment as a Faculty Scholar in The University of Chicago’s Program on Medicine and Religion where he is pursuing research at the intersection of the professional formation of physicians and Ignatian spirituality. As an outgrowth of his work as a Faculty Scholar, John serves as director of a new pilot project for medical student formation at Stritch entitled, The Program on the Physician’s Vocation. John’s research and writing has focused on professional ethics, end-of-life care in the Catholic tradition, neonatal ethics, and physician conscience in the clinical encounter, a topic on which he offered testimony to the President's Council on Bioethics in Washington, D.C.. His teaching portfolio considers issues in religion and medicine with special attention paid to the Catholic moral tradition.
BEHP 415 Catholic Bioethics in Clinical Practice
BEHP 426 Ignatian Spirituality and Medicine
BEHP 414 Moral Theology for Bioethics
BEHP 409 Religion & Bioethics
Professional ethics, end-of-life care in the Catholic tradition, neonatal ethics, physician conscience in the clinical encounter, spirituality and physician formation.