Jesuit Health Sciences and the Promotion of Justice: An Invitation to a Discussion


Some four hundred years ago, the first Jesuit medical school became operative in France. At present, there are more than 100 health sciences degree programs offered by Jesuit universities worldwide. Ever since the founding of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits have been concerned with the poor and marginalized. Indeed, this faithful concern for justice is to be a hallmark of all of the Society's missions, including higher education. But what exactly does it mean for a Jesuit medical or dental school, a Jesuit physical therapy degree program or a school of pharmacy to promote justice? This volume, the first ever written on Jesuit health sciences education, takes on this question and invites all faculty, staff and administrators, as well as students and alumni from Jesuit health sciences schools to join in this challenging debate.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jos V. M. Welie
  • Judith Lee Kissell
  • Kirk Peck
  • Peter-Hans Kolvenbach
  • Thomas Massaro
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Milwaukee
Publication year:
  • 2004


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