John J. Hardt, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. He holds a doctorate in Christian Ethics from Boston College.
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., in 2007.
His teaching portfolio considers issues in religion and medicine with special attention paid to the Catholic moral tradition. John also serves as an Assistant for Mission and Identity in the Office of the President at Loyola University Chicago.
Professor Hardt’s research project considers the intersection of intersection of Ignatian spirituality, the profession of medicine, and the training of medical students. It will do so through conceptual research on the spiritual tradition of the Society Jesus and its application to the profession of medicine and the pilot implementation of a professional formation program for a self-selecting cohort of medical students interested in the integration of their faith commitments and their professional formation.