The Center for Bioethics' Executive Director, Christine Mitchell, along with current Fellow in Medical Ethics Paul McLean and former Fellow Carol Powers will host a Tweet Chat on April 20th at 8:30PMEDT on “Patients Without Surrogates."
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.
Boston.com 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.
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.
Every day, caregivers and researchers in the Harvard Medical School community and beyond must deal with rapidly evolving ethical questions that arise in the ever-shifting terrain of biomedicine. With this in mind, HMS has transformed the Division of Medical Ethics into an independent center at HMS, the Center for Bioethics.