March 18, 2015
This multidisciplinary program was developed to inform and deliberate with ethicists, health care providers, attorneys and the public about changes in conceptions of the family and medical technologies and practices that challenge moral conventions and contemporary law. 


FRONTLINE documentary featuring Atul Gawande explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors struggle to talk honestly and openly with their patients who are dying. 

Paul McLean

The Seattle Times
Paul McLean puts the Super Bowl in perspective with this poignent letter to the Seahawks

Lachlan Forrow, MD
Dr. Lachlan Forrow writes about how Brittany Maynard’s medically assisted death in Oregon highlights the tragic failures of our health care system which does not support the kind of care and comfort at home that most people want at the end of their lives.

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

The HMS Center for Bioethics is pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2014, Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, M.D., J.D. will be joining the Center to lead the development of a new Master’s Program in Bioethics.

deans corner

Originally posted in the Harvard Medical School Dean's Corner Blog

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD provides a psychiatrist's perspective in a symposium entitled "Capacity, Finances, and the Elderly."