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Ralph Neil Baergen

Ralph Neil Baergen, Canadian humanities educator. Certified Institutional Review Board Professional. Member ethics committee Portneuf Medical Center, Pocatello, since 1995; chair institutional review board Idaho State University, since 2004; Member of American Association for Bioethics and Humanities, American Philosophical Association.

Background

  • Baergen, Ralph Neil was born on June 3, 1960 in Ponoka, Alberta, Canada. Arrived in the United States, 1991. Son of Cornelius Gerhardt Baergen and Hilda Helen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Religion, University Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1983. Master of Arts in Philosophy, Syracuse University, New York City, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1990.

    Career

    • Assistant professor University Lethbridge, 1990—1991, Western Washington University, Bellingham, 1991—1993. Professor department philosophy Idaho State University, Pocatello, since 1993. Owner Baergen Consultant, Pocatello, since 2002.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Institutional Review Board Professional.

    Works

    • Ethics at the End of Life
    • This anthology deftly introduces students to the massive medical ethics literature on end-of-life issues, such as refusal of treatment, surrogate decision making, resuscitation policies, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
    • Contemporary Epistemology
    • Appropriate for courses in epistemology, theory of knowledge, and theories of knowledge and reality, CONTEMPORARY EPISTEMOLOGY covers an unusually wide spectrum of topics.

    Membership

    Member ethics committee Portneuf Medical Center, Pocatello, since 1995. Chair institutional review board Idaho State University, since 2004. Member of American Association for Bioethics and Humanities, American Philosophical Association.

    Connections

    • Married Jacqueline Geiger, November 27, 1999. Children: Caroline, Emily, Sarah.
    • father: Cornelius Gerhardt Baergen
    • mother: Hilda Helen
    • spouse: Jacqueline Geiger
    • children: Caroline Baergen
    • Emily Baergen
    • Sarah Baergen
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    Born June 3, 1960
    (age 57)
    Nationality
    • 1983
      University Manitoba
    • 1989
      Syracuse University
    • 1990
      Syracuse University
    • 1990 - 1991
      Assistant, professor University Lethbridge
    • 1991 - 1993
      Assistant, professor University Lethbridge
      Bellingham, Washington, United States
    • 1993
      professor, department philosophy Idaho State University
      Pocatello, Idaho, United States