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.
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.Learn More
Moral Frameworks for Synthetic Biology in the Age of Biohacking
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Ethics in the News
A recent collaboration with The Atlantic magazine addresses key issues in technology ethics.
An international meeting brings together business leaders and ethicists from around the globe.
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