Center for Bioethics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

April 2006


If you ask most medical school deans if they have a course, program, or center doing bioethics, they will enthusiastically assure you that they do. And their enthusiasm for bioethics grows exponentially in proportion to their interest in showing that they are doing something about managing research ethics issues at their institutions. The same can be said about the entire biomedical research establishment - from private companies to independent research centers to professional organizations - bioethics is on the masthead, the organizational chart, and the agenda of the annual meeting. Not to worry - medicine's got ethics.


© The Hastings Center. Reprinted with permission. This article originally appeared in The Hastings Center Report, Volume 36, Issue 2, April 2006, pages 12-13.
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Date Posted: 18 May 2007

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