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
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark comments on the need for indicators of trust in online content.
Irina Raicu discusses the work she does relating to online privacy and other internet ethics issues in a Mercury News profile.
Ann Skeet comments on the lack of transparency in the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.