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The Center offers programs and resources on ethical issues in end-of-life care, vulnerable patient populations, medically ineffective interventions (futility), culturally competent care, biotechnology, pandemics, and other areas of bioethics.


What is Bioethics?

Margaret R. McLean, director of Bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discusses ethics in genetics, health care, astrobiology, and end of life issues.

Commentary on Bioethics

    Bioethics Programs

    Health Care Ethics Internship

    This unique program places students in local hospitals and other health care facilities, where they experience day-to-day ethical issues and dilemmas.

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    Honzel Fellowship in Health Care Ethics

    The Fellow serves as a peer mentor to students in the Health Care Ethics Internship and develops an ethics project with particular relevance to students and alumni.

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    Consultation Services

    Ethics Center staff provide ethics consultation to local hospitals, offering counsel on complex decision making to health care professionals, patients, and families and serving on regional bioethics committees.

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