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About M. Therese Lysaught

In addition to consulting with health care systems on issues surrounding mission, theology, and ethics, my major research foci have included the anointing of the sick, genetics, gene therapy, human embryonic stem cell research and issues at the end-of-life. My first co-edited book, Gathered for the Journey: Moral Theology in Catholic Perspective (Eerdmans 2007, co-editor David M. McCarthy), provides an introduction to Catholic moral theology. In 2008, the book received third place honors in 'Theology' from the Catholic Press Association. My second book, On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives on Medical Ethics, 3rd edition (Eerdmans, 2012), is co-edited with Joseph Kotva. In print for more than two decades, On Moral Medicine remains the definitive anthology for Christian theological reflection on medical ethics. My most recent book, Caritas in Communion: Theological Foundations of Catholic Health Care (St. Louis: Catholic Health Association) reports the fruit of a year-long study as Visiting Scholar for the Catholic Health Association on the theological foundations of Catholic identity, the principle of moral cooperation, and for-profit health care.

My current research a series of projects looking at the economic dynamics that underlie issues in Catholic bioethics. In addition to recent articles critically examining the notion of stewardship, the practice of outsourcing, and the economic relationship between residential segregation and Catholic health care, I am privileged to be in the final stages of a book tentatively titled Catholic Social Bioethics. Co-edited with my colleague Michael P. McCarthy, Ph.D., also at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at Loyola, the book brings together leading scholars, mission leaders, ethicists, and physicians in Catholic health care to examine the praxis of Catholic health care through the lens of Catholic social thought, illuminating a new spectrum of ethical issues and practical recommendations from social determinants of health, immigration, diversity and disparities, behavioral health, gender questioning patients, and environmental and global health issues.

I have also been privileged to serve as an advisor to the Catholic Health Association and to sit on the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Moral Theology. From 1995-1998, I served as a member of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) at the National Institutes of Health. I have served as a member of the advisory boards for the Program of Dialogue Between Science, Religion, and Ethics at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); and from 2008-2011, I was a member of the U.S. Catholic-Episcopal Theological Consultation under the aegis of the USCCB.

Positions

Present Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine
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Present Professor, Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies
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2014 - 2018 Associate Director/Associate Dean, Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies
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Curriculum Vitae




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Education

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August 1986 - May 1992 PhD, Duke University ‐ Graduate Program in Religion
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August 1985 - August 1986 MA, University of Notre Dame ‐ Theology
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August 1981 - May 1985 BS, Hope College ‐ Chemistry
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Contact Information

820 North Michigan Avenue
Lewis Towers 630
Chicago, IL 60611


Books (3)

Articles (32)