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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.

Bioethics Stories


    • Participants at the Feb. 2016 conference

      Conscience and Catholic Health Care

      Scholars explore vexing issues at a conference hosted by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - February 11-12, 2016.

      Reflections from an Intern

      Briana Britton participated in a Center program that brings undergrads into hospitals to observe ethical issues first-hand.

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