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For over 30 years, the Center for Practical Bioethics has been a leader in providing guidance and resource materials for bioethics advocacy, end-of-life care and health policy advancements.


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Case studies provide a way for us to analyze and think-through difficult medical and moral situations.

Resource Materials

Thousands of free resource materials are available from audio interviews to video lectures to policy briefs.

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We have compiled resource materials, interviews, lectures and support links to help those suffering with chronic pain.

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Bioethics Interviews and Lectures

Impact Stories From Others Navigating Health Policies

Like most emergency medical services (EMS) providers, Angela Fera used to refer to the toughest cases as “difficult scenes” or “complex calls.” Now she calls them ethical dilemmas, and she has the tools to respond to them... (read more)
Angela Fera
My 43-year old daughter, Jane, her husband and five-year old son were visiting for the family’s traditional Thanksgiving gathering in 2008 when Jane ended up in a local emergency room with abdominal pain and swelling that turned out to be metastatic ovarian cancer... (read more)
Jim Spigarelli
As the senior minister at Community Christian Church we have several advance directives and powers of attorney that church members have asked him to keep on file. “We’ve had stacks of workbooks about the importance of making known what one wants to happen to oneself if incapacitated, to have those ‘caring conversations.” says Dr. Hill... (read more)
Dr. Robert Lee Hill
Nine years later, she created the religion, ethics and spirituality beat at USA TODAY and, over the next 15 years, covered just about every big story involving religion, from papal transitions and Billy Graham to atheism and the rise of the “nones,” people who don’t identify with any religious denomination... (read more)
Cathy Lynn Grossman

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    Join the Conversation with Myra Christopher and Rosemary Flanigan on the Center for Practical Bioethics’ blog. Myra and Rosemary will start the conversation to expand upon current topics in the health industry or mainstream media. But we want to hear your opinions and insight on these ethical conversations.


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