The Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School
The Division of Medical Ethics is dedicated to improving medical care and education by building greater awareness and understanding of the critical moral, ethical, and social dimensions of medicine. We are committed to forging links between the medical school and the larger community, as well as among Harvard’s hospitals, schools and related programs. Learn More »
MEDICAL ETHICS FORUM – The Dead-Donor Rule and the Future of Organ TransplantationThursday, March 13
The ethics of organ transplantation have been premised on the “dead-donor rule,” which states that vital organs should be taken only from persons who are dead. In this Public Forum, Professors James Bernat and Robert Truog will continue the discussion begun in their recent NEJM articles, and will debate whether our current approaches to diagnosing death actually comply with the dead-donor rule, and indeed whether the dead-donor rule should continue to be a foundational ethical principle for organ donation.
VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE – “Bioethical Reflections in Honor of Dan Brock”
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Ethics and Policy — “Private Insurance Reforms”Friday, March 21
Timothy Jost, JD
Harvard Clinical Bioethics CourseSAVE THE DATES!
June 18-20, 2014