Category: Medicine Specialties Biomedical Ethics

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St James Ethics Centre - An independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides a forum for the promotion and exploration of ethics and ethical decision making.

Biomedical Ethics books catalog - Find Biomedical Ethics books at

Algorithm: Rapid Approach to Ethical Problems - How should clinicians approach an ethical dilemma when they have little time to ponder or to seek consultation? This proven method works.

American - National Reference Center for BioEthics Literature - A specialised collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics. The world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research.

Animal Aid: Animal Experiments - Petitions, articles and press releases, 'Mad Science' awards, reports, genetic research and animals, statistics, factsheets and The Animal Act. UK.

Animal Aid: Humane Research - Articles, press releases and links about alternatives to using animals for research. UK.

Animals in Labs Info Service (ALIS) - Online database providing summaries of books and articles on waste, abuse, and alternatives to animals in research, testing, and education. Intended for animal advocates, students, reporters, legislators, scientists, policy makers in business and education, and the general public. Supported by the Humane Education Network.

Bioethics Resources on the Web - National Institutes of Health - This website contains a broad collage of annotated web links, and while this list is comprehensive, it is not totally inclusive. The listed resources provide background information and various positions on issues in bioethics.

Bioethics, Inc. - Bioethics, Inc., is a group of doctoral bioethics specialists who offer training, educational programs, policy development, and other professional services related to bioethical issues. - Broad overview of historical & current moral issues in the fields of medical treatment & research, from the U. of Penn. Includes news, headlines, articles, upcoming events.

Bioetica en la Red - Spanish language bioethics site, documentation, news, books,

Biomedical & Health Care Ethics Resources on WWW - These pages provide a detailed hierarchical listing of bioethics resources available on-line.

Case: Practicing and Teaching on the Newly Dead - Case commentary on a controversial topic. Should newly dead bodies be used to teach medical practitioners skills that can be used to save others?

Case: Rights of Minors - Case commentary on a common dilemma. When can and must children be treated without parental consent?

Clone Shopping Network - Read articles on the pros, cons, science and ethics of human cloning, as well as reviews of books that feature human cloning.

Does a Dog Have Buddha Nature? - A Buddhist view of using animals for research and classroom dissection. Robert A. Leopold for Heartland Sangha in Illinois, US.

GetResearchSmart LLC - A free, entry-level resource primarily for those contemplating participation in human research. This resource includes information, tools and references. Selected research institutions have chosen to include a link to it to augment public outreach.

International Center for Bioethics, Culture and Disability - Extensive site on bioethics, particularly as pertaining to the rights of disabled people.

International Center for Technology Assessment - Devoted to study of and remedies for the ethical problems of Patents on life and human body parts.

International Network for Life Studies - Japanese bioethicist's views on life and death issues, and environmental ethics.

Introduction to Bioethics - The bioethics of clinical medical practice, medical research, health care ethics, public health, and human rights are dealt with in this course.

Islamic Views on Medical Ethics - Islamic views on many medical ethics issues including organ donation, cloning, euthanasia, abortion , fertility, sex change operations.

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - Bioethics Center at Catholic Santa Clara University, offers articles, cases, briefings, and dialogue in all fields of applied ethics. Focus on: Biotechnology and Health Care Ethics, K-12 Character Education, Business Ethics, Public Policy and Governmental Ethics, and Technology Ethics.

Medical Ethics - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Medical Research - Articles and links concerning fraudulent and unscientific practices in medical research and product safety testing, including many about the use of animals. From Campaign Against Fraudulent Medical Research. New South Wales, Australia. - Canadian resource for Medical Ethics.

National Bioethics Advisory Commission - Commission created by Presidential Executive order #12975 (10/3/1995).

New York University School of Medicine Division of Laboratory Animal Resources - Includes compliance issues and protocol information, access to forms for downloading, and faculty and contact resources. - Canadian nursing ethics website. Highly informative and professional.

PETA: Cruel Science - Factsheets and literature from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Virginia, US.

Peterborough Hospital Human Research Tissue Bank - Specialising in supplying ethically-obtained human tissue to commercial research and pharmaceutical companies. Online donor form. Cambridgeshire, UK.

Provincial Health Ethics Network (Alberta, Canada) - Non-profit Canadian organization dedicated to providing bioethics resources including distance education, Bioethics Week, video and book library, sample advance directives, bioethics articles database, video reviews, workshops and periodicals.

Starting Points in Health Care Ethics / Bioethics - These pages provide suggested readings as a starting point in learning about bioethics / health care ethics.

The Absurdity of Vivisection - Extensive set of arguments, articles and newsletters against animal experimentation. Surrey, England.

The Center for Bioethics - Interdisciplinary unit of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of ethical, legal, social and public policy issues in health care.

U S Supreme Court Petition - Whether human-made elements of primary life structures that define the essence of this Court's vaguely defined non-viable (fetus) patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C.