Women in Theology at Marquette

Web Posted: 06/01/2010

Dr. Patricia Talone, RSM

While she found success in the academic world, Dr. Patricia Talone (Ph.D., 1988) represents the broadening of the effects of theological work to areas outside of the academy, in her case the area of health care. A moral theologian and medical ethicist, after spending a decade teaching in the classrooms of her undergraduate alma mater, Gwynedd-Mercy College in Pennsylvania, she moved full-time into the area of a health care ethicist. After several years as Vice President of Mission Services and Ethicist for Unity Health in the St. Louis area, she moved on to serving on a national level with the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). In 2001, she became the CHA’s Director of Ethics, providing strategic planning and the development of educational programs and materials on clinical and organizational issues as well as continuing critical analysis of ethical issues in health care. Since 2003, she has been Vice President of Mission Services for CHA as she coordinates and oversees the products, services and programs of CHA in the areas of mission, ethics, leadership and sponsorship. Dr. Talone continues to write and present on health care ethics and continues her membership in academic theology societies.

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Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.