From end-of-life decision making to genetically modified organisms, health care and biotechnology are raising crucial dilemmas for ethics.
At the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, we work with hospitals, ethics committees, public health departments, and individual health care providers to develop practical approaches to hard problems. We deal with issues such as pandemics, health care for vulnerable patient populations, medically ineffective treatment, organ transplantation, and genetic testing. Out of our work, we have developed a rich set of articles, cases, and videos on all aspects of bioethics.
The Dilemmas of Drug Testing
Despite its growing popularity, random and routine drug-testing has created a storm of controversy over its morality.
A Right or a Wrong?
Is assisted suicide right or wrong? The issue is looked at through many perspectives and arguments.
Maternal vs. Fetal Rights
Should pregnant women who refuse medical advice, thereby endangering their future children, be detained in hospitals and forced to follow doctor's orders?
Health Care Ethics Internship
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 Health Care Ethics Internship! Learn more about this unique program that places students in local hospitals and other health care facilities, where they learn about day-to-day ethical issues and dilemmas. Applications are due March 4.Apply Today!