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 Bioethics is the application of ethics to the field of medicine. Ethicists ask two questions: “What is the right or good thing to do?” and “What are our obligations to one another?"

Government Bioethics Resources

  • Genome
    Issues in Genetics
  • National Institutes of Health
    NIH Department of Bioethics: featured projects, empirical research, recent publications, and other resources.
  • NLM
    The National Library of Medicine (NLM®) offers a consolidated Bioethics Information Resource. Included are references to ethical, legal, and policy issues in health care and biomedical research.
  • Global Ethics Observatory (GEObs) UNESCO
    The observatory is a system of databases with worldwide coverage in bioethics and other areas of applied ethics in science and technology such as environmental ethics, science ethics, and technology ethics.

Organizations and Commissions

Free Databases

  • Center for Practical Bioethics - Kansas City
    Guidance at the Crossroads of Decision
  • Equity of Care
    Many have seen the headlines that bring attention to the multiple societal factors that impact disparities in care, including environmental and other social determinants. Add the facts that racial and ethnic minorities currently represent one-third of the U.S. population and will become a majority of the population in 2042.

    This site was created to help hospitals, health systems, clinicians and staff improve the quality of care for each and every patient.
  • ETHXWeb
    Citations to literature on bioethics and professional ethics. Last updated April 1, 2010. Maintained by the Bioethics Research Library of Georgetown.
  • GenETHX /Bioethics research Library of Georgetown
    Citations, some with abstracts or tables of contents, to literature on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic and genomic research and its applications from many disciplines and publication types including journals, newspapers, books, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, and audiovisuals.

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