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.
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Ethics in the News
The Trust Project works to indicate which news sources can be relied upon.
Through the Health Care Ethics Internship, Santa Clara students shadow nurses and physicians at local hospitals.
Hana Callaghan discusses the dangers of vitriolic language in a presidential campaign.