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Articles, cases, and links on medical ethics, biotechnology and ethics, clinical ethics, end-of-life decision making, culturally competent health care, and public health policy from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Center staff and scholars work with hospitals, public health departments, and other agencies to analyze real-world ethical issues in medicine and biotechnology and to develop innovative tools and programs to address them.
Online Resources in Bioethics
Materials on Cloning, Genetics, Health Care Access, Etc.
Articles and Cases on Assisted Death, Caregiving, Withdrawal of Treatment, Etc.
Scenarios on Managed Care, Alternative Medicine, Etc.
Policy recommendations, cases, and bibliography
Research, cases, and reflections
A report to the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health on ethical preparedness for pandemic flu
Bioethics Program Overview
Partnerships, Internships, and Research
- The Dalai Lama on Business, Ethics, and Compassion
Video from the Dalai Lama's visit to SCU
- Lying to Be Nice
A case study for students
- Conscience and its Consequences
Roy Bourgeois tells his story
- Social Media: Challenges for Government
Ethical issues for public officials in the digital world