Consortium Ethics Program


Online Bioethics Resources


Bioethics Centers and Networks

Regulatory and Accrediting Bodies

Ethics Societies

Professional Organizations

Graduate Programs in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities

Information Resources

Special Topics



Bioethics Centers and Networks


Bioethics Network of Ohio

Bochum Center for Medical Ethics

Boston University Health Law Department

Center for Clinical Ethics & Humanities in Health Care (Buffalo, NY)

Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College London

The Hastings Center

The Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University

MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Medical College of Wisconsin Center for the Study of Bioethics

Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Health Policy (Loyola University, Chicago)

The Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics at Ohio University

The Poynter Center

The Practical Ethics Center at the University of Montana

University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics

University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics

University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law

University of San Diego Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs

University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics

University of Virginia Center for Biomedical Ethics


Regulatory and Accrediting Bodies


US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

     Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (A Division of DHHS)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Joint Commission

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)


Ethics Societies


American Philosophical Association

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)


Professional Organizations


The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine

American Geriatrics Society

American Hospital Association

American Medical Association

American Nurses Association


Graduate Programs in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities


Case Western Reserve University

Duquesne University

Georgetown University

Loma Linda University

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University of Chicago

Medical College of Wisconsin

McGill University

Rice University

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center

Saint Louis University

University of Minnesota

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law

University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University Medical Scientist Training Program

University of Tennessee

University of Utah

University of Virginia


Information Resources

Bioethics Discussion Pages

The American Journal of Bioethics

Bioethics Resources on the web (National Institutes of Health)

National Library of Medicine’s PubMed



Special Topics

Health Literacy


Health Literacy Studies from Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior

The National Literacy and Health Program produced by the Canadian Public Health Association on Health and Literacy

Medicine and the Humanities


An Ars Moriendi for Our Time: To Live a Fulfilled Life – To Die a Peaceful Death

     An essay on the impact of an increased lifespan and advanced medical technology on   

     contemporary human beings’ perceptions and acceptance of death

Literature and Medicine Database

     An annotated bibliography of prose and poetry for use in health/pre-health and liberal arts settings

Palliative Care


Medical College of Wisconsin End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center

Project on Death in America

     “The mission of the Project on Death in America is to understand and transform the culture and

     experience of dying and bereavement through initiatives in research, scholarship, the humanities, and the

     arts, and to foster innovations in the provision of care, public education, professional education, and public


POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)


Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health & Science University

West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care POST

Washington State Medical Association POLST

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield MOLST

University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging

University of Pittsburgh Institute to Enhance Palliative Care




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Last updated: May 9, 2016