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  Feminist Bioethics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
The bioethics movement was triggered by protest against such gross abuses of medical authority as the Nazi doctors' experiments on unconsenting concentration camp inmates and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, a forty year “experiment” on poor fl men who were misled into believing they were receiving therapy.
Though feminists working in bioethics speak in many different voices, they share significant commonalities, both in their criticisms of dominant structures and in their efforts to build a more adequate framework that is responsive to the disparate situation of women and other groups whose health needs are under-represented.
Bioethics conferences in a number of countries began to schedule sessions that explicitly addressed feminist bioethics and more feminists were being included in the general program.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/feminist-bioethics   (6251 words)

  
 Bioethics | International Humanist and Ethical Union
It was organized by the IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics in NYC and sponsored by Genetics Policy Institute and the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany.
Ana Lita, Director of the IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics, spoke at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for the Advancement of Women on June 6, 2006.
It was organized by the IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics in NYC and sponsored by Genetics Policy Institute and the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany, NY.
www.iheu.org /bioethics   (1171 words)

  
 Bioethics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bioethics involves many public policy questions that are sometimes politicized and used to mobilize political constituencies, hence the emergence of biopolitics and its techno-progressive/bioconservative branches.
Bioethics is among the fastest growing academic areas of inquiry, and within its thirty year history as an institutionalized group of scholars meeting regularly to discuss bioethics issues, more than one dozen English language journals have emerged.
The development of bioethics as a concerted area of institutionalized inquiry was greatly aided in 1989 by major dedication of funds by the U.S. Human Genome Project, today known as the NHGRI, referred to by Arthur Caplan as the "full employment act" for bioethicists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bioethics   (1675 words)

  
 Centre for Bioethics (CBE) - Education
The Centre for Bioethics is involved in undergraduate and graduate education at both universities through providing courses in medical ethics, medical humanities and medical law in various programs.
Bioethics includes theory, methods and techniques for the study of values, value-conflicts, norms, norm-conflics and the creation of norms as well as concepts, conceptual conflics and creation of concepts brought to the fore by the biosciences and medicine.
Bioethics also holds philosophical, theological and humanistic studies on the development of new knowledge in medicine and biology, for example in genetics and neuro biology.
www.bioethics.uu.se /education.html   (940 words)

  
 Bioethics: UNESCO SHS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bioethics belongs to ethics of science and technology, one of the five principal priorities of UNESCO.
The first major success of the Bioethics Programme occurred in 1997, when the General Conference adopted the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights, the only international instrument in the field of bioethics, which was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1998.
It is primarily responsible for the Secretariat of two advisory bodies: the International Bioethics Committee (IBC), composed of 36 independent experts, and the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC), composed of representatives of 36 Member States.
portal.unesco.org /shs/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1372&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (526 words)

  
 Department of Bioethics
The administrative structure of the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics is designed to reflect the partnerships that bring strength to the fellowship, and is organized to represent the key constituencies.
Bioethics, the specialty area that seeks to understand these complex challenges, is dedicated to addressing moral issues in health care and the biological sciences.
To ensure that the field of bioethics keeps pace with medical advances and their related ethical issues, cities like Cleveland, that undeniably possess the capacity, experience and expertise to develop bioethics training programs, need to ensure that the bioethics leaders of tomorrow are thoroughly prepared for the complex ethical challenges they will encounter.
www.clevelandclinic.org /bioethics/fellowship   (961 words)

  
 Bioethics
The Midwest Bioethics Center is a community-based ethics center founded by an attorney, a physician and a philosopher.
President Bush established the President's Council on Bioethics in 2001, and the group is now charged with the task of analyzing the ethics of biologically enhanced humans.
A new bioethics law adopted by the French Parliament on July 9, 2004 allows scientists to conduct "embryonic stem cell research." This type of activity will be allowed in France "within strict parameters," but human cloning still remains illegal.
www.web-miner.com /bioethics.htm   (2842 words)

  
 Bioethics
Grounded in a 460-year ethics-centered academic tradition, Jesuit bioethics education is characterized by two core values--respect for the dignity of the person, and justice in the allocation, administration and delivery of health-care services.
Bioethics is a burgeoning field, its growth fueled by the need for information, analysis and consultation among policy makers, health-care professionals, and health-care institutions.
These needs, in turn, generate significant demand for bioethics education, especially when it is accessible to health-care professionals who cannot leave their place of work for extended periods of time.
www.ajcunet.edu /distanceeducation.aspx?bid=533   (678 words)

  
 Bioethics Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health - Find Articles
Bioethics is the study of moral issues in the fields of biology and health.
The rapidly evolving field of genetic engineering in particular, is introducing some of the greatest challenges ever faced in bioethics, as humans develop the ability to effect changes to living matter that were beyond imagining in the past decade or two.
Some individuals believe the field of bioethics is increasingly important as research technologies develop with the potential to strip away human privacy, and even to alter the definition of human life.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_gGENH/is_/ai_2699003084   (865 words)

  
 Bioethics and the NIH - Bioethics Resources on the Web - NIH
Department of Clinical Bioethics (DCB) of the Walter Grant Magnuson Clinical Center conducts research on ethics of research with human subjects; ethics of health policy; and ethical issues in genetics It provides ethics-related services for the Clinical Center, as well educational courses and seminars.
Bioethics Consult Service - made up of members of the Department of Clinical Bioethics and the Clinical Center Ethics Committee who listen and provide advice regarding the ethical concerns of patients, their families, and health care providers in the Clinical Center.
The International Bioethics Education and Career Development Award (R25) - Program Announcement (PA) sponsored by several NIH Institutes and Centers and NASA to develop or expand on current graduate curricula in international bioethics related to performing research in in low- and middle-income nations.
bioethics.od.nih.gov /withinnih.html   (2162 words)

  
 HealthWeb : Bioethics: Academic Institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics is a leader in bioethics research and its deployment in the ethical, efficient, and compassionate practice of the life sciences and medicine.
The Center for Bioethics is a leader in bioethics research and its deployment in the ethical, efficient,and compassionate practice of the life sciences and medicine.
Urban Bioethics as a field seeks to apply bioethical analysis to a cluster of problems that arise in the urban setting, and to create a new conceptualization of bioethics, with more emphasis on context, social reality and the contributions of diverse disciplines.
healthweb.org /browse.cfm?subjectid=28   (495 words)

  
 NATIONAL BIOETHICS COMMISSION ::::PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS::::
A public debate on biotechnology and bioethics organized by the Cultural Olympiad took place in Athens on 15th October 2003.
The debate was co-ordinated by Professor Spyros Simitis, Chairman of the German National Bioethics Council.
After the speeches the audience was given the chance to reflect on the complicated issues of Bioethics and posed questions to the speakers.
www.bioethics.gr /document.php?category_id=65&document_id=270   (88 words)

  
 Graduate School, Trinity International University (v. 1.04)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The MA in Bioethics (MA/BIO) is designed to give students the ethical tools they need to address pressing contemporary issues of life and health.
Students wishing to focus their interests in a particular area may complete the Bioethics course work by choosing one of these emphases.
Preparation for work in the field of bioethics should include at least one project that is not merely focused on a particular bioethical issue but is integrative in nature, encompassing multiple issues.
wvvw.tiu.edu /graduate/mabio.htm   (620 words)

  
 WABR - Education Materials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bioethics is the application of ethics to decision-making and public policy in biology, medicine, and health care.
Classrooms of the 21st Century: Teaching Bioethics, and Bioethics in the Classroom, provides rationale and resources for educators contemplating integrating bioethics into their classrooms.
Bioethics Information Retrieval Project: This link provides introductory material and links to other pages including the BIOETHICSLINE Fact sheet, a direct line to searching Internet Grateful Med, and the 1999 Edition of the Bioethics Thesaurus.
www.wabr.org /education/bioethresc.html   (1177 words)

  
 Bioethics Interest Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We are excited about the opportunity to help shape the direction of the group this year, and to work with all of you.
The Bioethics Interest Group provides a forum for medical students to discuss ethical issues in clinical medical practice and biomedical research.
Moreover, due to the precarious position in which medical students often may find themselves, it may be difficult to raise ethical quandaries on a clinical service without fear of repercussion.
www.amsa.org /bio   (496 words)

  
 Loyola University Chicago: Bioethics
The new interdisciplinary minor in Bioethics is designed to enable a student to bring together various disciplines of study on common topics.
The field of bioethics is not dominated by a single discipline because the questions it concerns cross disciplines, that is, they are both scientific and ethical.
She may be reached in the Philosophy Department, 373 Crown Center, Lake Shore Campus or by phone (773) 508-2735 or by email vwike@luc.edu.
www.luc.edu /bioethics   (438 words)

  
 Concordia Bioethics Institute
The purpose of the Concordia Bioethics Institute is to serve Jesus Christ and humanity by bringing the power of the Gospel and guidance from God's Law to help people make decisions compatible with the Christian faith on issues in biology and health care.
On November 11, 2005, the LCMS Sanctity of Life Committee, Lutherans for Life, and the Concordia Bioethics Institute are co-sponsoring a major bioethics conference at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, Missouri.
The Concordia Bioethics Institute is one of the Concordia Servant Institutes (CSI) of Concordia University Wisconsin.
www.cuw.edu /Academics/institutes/bioethics/index.html   (408 words)

  
 Center for Bioethics - University of Minnesota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The exhibit, 2001 A Bioethics Odyssey, looks at what bioethics is and what it means to society.
Bioethics is a discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research and applications especially in medicine (Webster's Dictionary).
Bioethics helps foster discussion about ethical challenges faced by physicians, patients, and medical researchers.
www.bioethics.umn.edu /education/fair.html   (424 words)

  
 National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care
This is the nation's first bioethics center devoted to engaging the sciences, humanities, law and religious faiths in the exploration of the core moral issues which underlie research and medical treatment of African Americans and other underserved people.
The Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care was established in January 1999.
The Bioethics Center was developed as a partial response to the apology of President
www.tuskegee.edu /bioethics   (246 words)

  
 Bioethics definition and information sites on ethics and biotechnology
"Bioethics is the study of moral issues in the fields of biomedical research and treatment."
The word "bioethics" was coined by the biochemist Van Rensselaer Potter (1911-2001) in 1970.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body established in 1991 by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation.
www.argosbiotech.de /400/ethics/bioethics_general.htm   (274 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bioethics: An Anthology (Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies (Paper)): Books: Helga Kuhse,Peter Singer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This volume is a definitive, high-quality, one-volume collection of key primary texts for the study of bioethics.
In its structure and content, the Anthology is intended to complement the Companion to Bioethics, edited by the same scholars.
Drawing together the most important texts in the field, the volume will be of great value not only to philosophers, students of philosophy, and moral theologians, but also to doctors and nurses, sociologists and lawyers, and others working in health-care and biomedical sciences.
www.amazon.com /Bioethics-Anthology-Blackwell-Philosophy-Anthologies/dp/0631203117   (1161 words)

  
 The Department of Clinical Bioethics - About us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
However, when John Gallin became director of the Clinical Center in 1995, bioethics became a major initiative.
This single ethics position became a full-fledged program, the goal to create a premier center for bioethics that would compliment and inform the NIH's cutting-edge program of biomedical reseearch.
In this stimulating environment of scientific discovery and burgeoning new technologies, the Department of Clinical Bioethics has flourished, wrestling with major policy issues, offering educational and clinical services, and developing numerous research projects to help advance and inform public policy debate.
www.bioethics.nih.gov /about/index.html   (141 words)

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