Program In Bioethics, Law And Medical Professionalism

Our Mission

The mission of the Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism Program is to provide outstanding instruction, professional development and cultural competency to manage the complex health care dilemmas being addressed locally, nationally and internationally. Our program addresses issues in humanities, social sciences, health policy, health law and medical professionalism for medical students, residents and practicing physicians, as well as other health professionals.

Research, teaching and service activities of the Program focus on developing the knowledge base and skills to provide humane, compassionate care in today’s complex social and medico-legal environment. Among the areas the Program focuses its research are end-of-life issues and advances in genetic technology.

Bioethics touches everyone. To understand this, here is a list of topics to consider: cloning, DNA research, end-of-life treatment and decisions, genetic modification, physician-assisted death, confidentiality, HIV and AIDS, parental decision-making, and spirituality and medicine, to name just a few.

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