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J. Russell Burck, Ph.D.

Member PhotoJ. Russell Burck, Ph.D.
TitleAssociate Professor Emeritus, Religion, Health & Human Values/Director, Program in Ethics and Consultation Service
ExpertiseClinical ethics, chaplaincy
Current OrganizationRush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center (RPSLMC)
Type of OrganizationHospital/healthcare university
Major ProductClinical ethics consulting, ethics education of healthcare professionals; Travel blogger, internet marketing
Area of DistributionNational
University/DegreeB.A., Germanic Languages, Princeton University, NJ, 1959; B.D., 1964; Ph.D., Pastoral Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1976
BornDecember 28, 1937, Roswell, New Mexico
Honors & AwardsMarquis Who's Who, 58th Edition, 2004; Nominated to American Biography, 2003
Published Works60 publications
AffiliationsAmerican Society for Bioethics and the Humanities; Past President, Chicago Clinic Ethics Program; Fellow, Institute of Medicine of Chicago; Board Certified Member, Association of Professional Chaplains
Hobbies & SportsHiking, reading, films, opera
Career AccomplishmentsMajor player in Ethics Consultation Service, Ethics Grand Rounds, Rush University Lectures in Health Care Ethics, first online certificate of graduate study in healthcare ethics in U.S. Lay Member, Ethics and Peer Review Comm., Amer. Assoc. of Electrodiagnostic Medicine when it formulated ethics guidelines. Project directed Clergy Ethics Study Group, Chicago, working with Amer. College of Chest Physicians on ethics of integrating new technology into clinical care, reviews articles for "Critical Care Medicine". Nominated by Assoc. of Professional Chaplains to President Clinton's Bioethics Advisory Commission. Awards: Academy of Parish Clergy named co-edited book, "Clergy Ethics in a Changing Society: Mapping the Terrain", one of 10 best for ministry in 1991
Work HistoryEducator in pastoral care (Protestant contexts), Federal Republic of Germany and German Democratic Republic, 1971-74; Lecturer, Tuebingen University, 1972-74; Director, Chaplaincy Services, Larned State Hospital, Larned, KS, 1976-78; Assistant/Associate Professor of Religion and Health, RPSLMC, 1978-present; Director, Program in Ethics and Ethics Consultation Service, RPSLMC, 1988-present
ChildrenPeter, Lise
SpouseDorothy Antoinette (Pilc)
MarriedAugust 6, 1960
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