Michael Dahnke

Michael Dahnke


Associate Teaching Professor

Health Administration Department

267-359-5559 P
267-359-5579 F

1601 Cherry Street, Room 771

Michael Dahnke is associate teaching professor with a joint appointment in the Masters and Doctoral Nursing Programs and primary appointment in the Health Administration Department of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University where he teaches nursing ethics and healthcare ethics. 
He is a reviewer for the journal Philosophy Study and a member of the Hahnemann Hospital ethics committee in Philadelphia, PA. He is the author of Film, Art and Filmart: An Introduction to Aesthetics through Film (2007) and co-author with H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN of Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice: Concepts and Application (2011) which received a 5-star rating by Doody’s in 2011 and was selected as a Doody Core Title in 2011 and 2012. His most recent publications include “Lorenzo’s Oil: The Challenge of Personhood” (2011) in Henri Colt, Silvia Quadrelli, and Lester Friedman (eds.), The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies; “Creating an Ethical Environment for Parents and Health Providers Dealing with the Treatment Dilemmas of Neonates at the Edge of Viability” with Susan M. Douglas, RN, BSN (in press, Journal of Neonatal Nursing); and “Emmanuel Levinas and the Face of Terri Schiavo: Bioethical and Phenomenological Reflections on a Private Tragedy and Public Spectacle” (in press, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics). 


He specializes in Health and society, with a focus on health-care ethics.

Research Interests:

Healthcare ethics, nursing ethics, healthcare professions’ codes of ethics, and the humanities and healthcare.