Bioethics  and  Moral Thought

This web page contains links dealing with bioethics, especially the ethics of human cloning and websites pertaining to Catholic moral thought. 

Press Releases from the USCC regarding Cloning 06/08/01

Vatican prohits Cloning from Catholic World News.

Cardinal William Keeler - Ethics of Cloning from the USCC web site.

Pontifical Academy of Life  Reflections on Cloning

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  1. The Center for Bioethics - Interdisciplinary unit of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of ethical, legal, social and public policy issues in health care.
    -- http://www.bioethics.net/   Society: Philosophy: Ethics: Applied: Bioethics   (53)
  2. Breaking Bioethics News - the latest issues and commentary (at MSNBC).
    -- http://www.msnbc.com/news/BREAKINGBIOETHICS_Front.asp   Society: Philosophy: Ethics: Applied: Bioethics   (53)
  3. Bioethics in the Classroom - Top/Society/Issues/Science_and_Technology/Biotechnology/Genetics
    -- http://www.accessexcellence.org/21st/TE/BE   Society: Issues: Science and Technology: Biotechnology: Genetics   (3)
  4. Statement on the Hiring of Peter Singer Editor's Choice   - Princeton University has hired a Professor of Bioethics who advocates killing disabled infants. Dr. Singer states that "Killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Very often, it is not wrong at all." This site has information and a petition.
    -- http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/2900/psai.html   Society: Issues: Disabilities: Abuse   (1)
  5. Stem Cells in Biomedicine... with a Flavor of Bioethics - An introduction to stem cells research, from both biomedical and bioethical points of view.
    -- http://freewebhosting.hostdepartment.com/s/stem_cells/   Science: Biology: Biotechnology: Stem Cells   (3)
  6. Stem Cells in Biomedicine... with a Flavor of Bioethics - An introduction to stem cells research from both biomedicine 's and bioethics 's points of view.
    -- http://free.hostdepartment.com/s/stem_cells/   Society: Issues: Science and Technology: Biotechnology: Stem Cell Research   (5)
  7. National Reference Center for BioEthics Literature - A specialized collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics. The library holdings represent the world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research. This collection functions both as a reference library for the public and as an in depth research resource for scholars from the U.S. and abroad.
    -- http://www.georgetown.edu/research/nrcbl/   Reference: Education: Colleges and Universities: North America: United States: Washington, DC: Georgetown University: Research   (3)
  8. Centre for Bioethics - Journal of Palliative Care - A Canadian-based, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary forum for practical, critical thought on palliative care and palliative medicine.
    -- http://www.ircm.qc.ca/bioethique/english/publications/journal_of_palliative_care.html   Health: Medicine: Medical Specialties: Palliative Care   (1)
  9. The Bioethics of the Circumcision of Male Children - Readings in pediatric medical ethics and child human rights related to involuntary painful circumcision of children without informed consent by the child.
    -- http://www.cirp.org/library/ethics/   Health: Child Health: Circumcision: Medical Views   (1)
  10. Bioethics - Annual journal providing a forum for articles on the ethical questions raised by current issues in bioethics. Edited by Ruth Chadwick and Udo Sch´┐Żklenk. Published on behalf of the Journal of the International Association of Bioethics by Blackwell Publishing.
    -- http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0269-9702   Society: Philosophy: Journals: Printed   (1)
  11. Bioethics Resources on the Web - This website provides a comprehensive catalogue of bioethics resources within the National Institutes of Health and on the web.
    -- http://www.nih.gov/sigs/bioethics/   Reference: Education: K through 12: School Safety: Labs and Experiments   (1)
  12. Canadian Bioethics Society - A multidisciplinary society of professionals and students concerned with the ethical and humane aspects of health care. Links to educational resources and the society's newsletter are available on the site.
    -- http://www.bioethics.ca/   Regional: North America: Canada: Health: Associations   (1)
  13. Sandiego.edu - Ethics Updates - Designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics. Moral Theory and Applied Ethics: Ethical Relativism, Bioethics, Euthanasia, Religion, Gender Equality, Racial Equality, Sexual Orientation, Poverty, World Hunger, Virtue Ethics, Animal Rights, Environmental Ethics and Military Ethics.
    -- http://ethics.sandiego.edu/   Society: Philosophy: Ethics   (3)
  14. Australasian Bioethics Information - Nancy pays the price for being elderly and female - The editor of a bioethics newsletter argues that Crick and other women are victimized by right to die advocates.
    -- http://www.australasianbioethics.org/Media/20020328-MC.html   Society: Issues: End-of-Life: Right to Die: People: Crick, Nancy   (1)
  15. Christian Bioethics - non-ecumenical studies in medical morality. Some abstracts available online.
    -- http://www.szp.swets.nl/szp/journals/cb.htm   Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Theology: Journals: Ethics   (1)
  16. National Catholic Bioethics Center - Provides a seminar schedule and publication details of an association that researches and reflects on moral issues arising in health care and the life sciences. Features secure email consultations on ethical issues.
    -- http://www.ncbcenter.org/   Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Denominations: Catholicism: Organizations: Scholarly   (1)
  17. Statement on the Hiring of Peter Singer - Princeton University has hired a Professor of Bioethics who advocates killing disabled infants. Dr. Singer states that "Killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Very often, it is not wrong at all." This site has information and a petition.
    -- http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/2900/psai.html   Society: Activism: Petitions   (1)
  18. Changesurfer Radio - Weekly program about technology and politics, produced by Dr. James J. Hughes, transmitting a sexy, high-tech vision of a radically democratic future. Frequent topics includes biotechnology, bioethics, space, science fiction, sexuality, and radical politics.
    -- http://www.changesurfer.com/eventhorizon/   Society: Future: Transhumanism   (1)
  19. The Bioethics Institute - The Institute serves the entire Johns Hopkins University and Health System and provides an intellectual home for faculty in all divisions whose research advances bioethical inquiry.
    -- http://www.med.jhu.edu/bioethics_institute/   Reference: Education: Colleges and Universities: North America: United States: Maryland: Johns Hopkins University: Research   (1)
  20. Bioethics Forum, Student - A student group dedicated to the thoughtful discussion of contemporary issues in Bioethics.
    -- http://www.princeton.edu/~bioethic   Reference: Education: Colleges and Universities: North America: United States: New Jersey: Princeton University: Organizations   (1)
bullet Affordable access to essential medication in developing countries: conflicts between ethical and economic imperatives - Review article by U Schuklenk and RE Ashcroft on ethical issues of drug pricing in developing countries and the consequences of intellectual property rights (patents) on access to essential drugs in such societies.
bullet Affymetrix Resources: Genetics and Society - Affymetrix believes informed public discussion will help ensure that beneficial uses of genetic information are available to society.
bullet AIDS in Africa - Ethics, Law, Society - This site covers ethical, legal, social issues of HIV/AIDS in AFRICA (focus on South Africa). Folders cover patients, health care professionals, resource allocation, research, IPR and other issues.
bullet Algorithm: Rapid Approach to Ethical Problems - How should clinicians approach an ethical dilemma when they have little time to ponder or to seek consultation? This proven method works.
bullet American - National Reference Center for BioEthics Literature - A specialised collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics. The world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research.
bullet American Society of Bioethics and Humanities - Professional society of individuals, organizations, and institutions interested in bioethics and humanities.
bullet Australasian Bioethics Information - Resources on bioethics issues, including a weekly news digest of the latest bioethics news from around the world.
bullet Bioethics: a fully online introductory course by Dr. Tom Kerns - The bioethics of clinical medical practice, medical research, health care ethics, public health, and human rights are dealt with in this course.
bullet Bioethics Division at Wits University - Wits University Faculty of Health Sciences Bioethics Division. Resources section (links). Editorial offices of the journals BIOETHICS and DEVELOPING WORLD BIOETHICS. Contact details.
bullet Bioethics, Inc. - Commercial organisation providing bioethics, clinical ethics, research ethics consultancy services.
bullet Bioethics Research Group @ NTNU - interdisciplinary research group:ethical challenges of modern medical technology and biotechnology, prenatal screening, postnatal screening, euthanasia, medicalization, risk-perception and genetically modified food.
bullet Bioethics Website at Charles Sturt University - The main bioethics teaching site for students at Charles Sturt University. Visitors are welcome to browse the public pages.
bullet Bioethics.net - Broad overview of historical & current moral issues in the fields of medical treatment & research, from the U. of Penn. Includes news, headlines, articles, upcoming events.
bullet Bioetica en la Red - Spanish language bioethics site, documentation, news, books,
bullet Biomedical Ethics - Newsletter of the European Network for Biomedical Ethics. Subscription information, and one online issue.
bullet Biomedical Ethics in the Cancer Ward - Reflections on Biomedical Ethics in the Cancer Ward from a Patient's Perspective
bullet Biotechnology Governance Forum - This site provides comprehensive information about the science, policy, and ethical aspects of research and experimentation on the early stages of human life.
bullet Breaking Bioethics News - the latest issues and commentary (at MSNBC).
bullet Case: Practicing and Teaching on the Newly Dead - Case commentary on a controversial topic. Should newly dead bodies be used to teach medical practitioners skills that can be used to save others?
bullet Case: Rights of Minors - Case commentary on a common dilemma. When can and must children be treated without parental consent?
bullet Case Western Reserve University's Center for Biomedical Ethics - Mission is to improve public and professional understanding of the ethical issues involved in health sciences research, healthcare delivery, and health policy development - through teaching, conducting research and stimulating community dialogue.
bullet The Center for Bioethics - Interdisciplinary unit of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of ethical, legal, social and public policy issues in health care.
bullet Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh - Information on joint degree, graduate and continuing education in Bioethics and Health Law.
bullet Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity - Provides news, information, and other resources on bioethics. Analysis from a Christian perspective.
bullet Centre for Bio-Ethics and Health Law - Centre for Bio-Ethics and Health Law is an independent academic institute offering short-term advice and research; it organises courses and provides training sessions. Within the Centre veterinarians and ethicists work together in areas of applied ethics and education and in judicial research.
bullet Centre for Human Bioethics - Monash University's One-Stop bioethics site. Bioethics degree programs, Bioethics Resources Centre Center, Bioethics research.
bullet Council of Europe Bioethics Division - European Bioethics Convention, Human Rights & Biomedicine human cloning, organ transplantation, biomedical research, human embryo & foetus, human genetics, xenotransplantation,
bullet Department of Medical Humanities, East Carolina University - Research, education programs, newsletter, and internet links in the area of medical ethics.
bullet e-Medical-Ethics.com - Information about medical and research ethics, history, oaths and declarations.
bullet Ethics of Organ Transplants - A discussion of the ethical issues of organ transplants.
bullet Ethics Updates: Literature on Bioethics, Cloning, and Reproductive Technologies - Links to a variety of papers, events, case studies, and Internet resources.
bullet EthicsCommittee.ca -- Resources for Hospital Ethics Committees - Canadian clearinghouse for resources related to hospital ethics committees.
bullet French National Consultative Bioethics Committee - all the opinions, recommendations and reports, in english, published by the Committee
bullet Glasgow University Medical Ethics Debating Society - Contains information about the Glasgow University Medical Ethics Debating Society. Organisational website with no informative bioethics content beyond that relating to the debating club.
bullet Industrial Hygiene Code of Conduct - American Board of Industrial Hygiene Ethics Code. May 1995
bullet Institute of Human Values in Health Care - At the Medical University of South Carolina: an interdisciplinary group of scholars whose mission is to bring a more philosophical approach to medicine.
bullet International Association of Bioethics - official website of this international bioethics umbrella organisation, hosted at the University of the Philippines.
bullet International Center for Bioethics, Culture and Disability - Extensive site on bioethics, particularly as pertaining to the rights of disabled people.
bullet International Center for Technology Assessment - Devoted to study of and remedies for the ethical problems of Patents on life and human body parts.
bullet International Network for Life Studies - Japanese bioethicist's views on life and death issues, and environmental ethics.
bullet Islamic Views on Medical Ethics - Islamic views on many medical ethics issues including organ donation, cloning, euthanasia, abortion , fertility, sex change operations.
bullet MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics - A center devoted to teaching future clinical ethicists.
bullet Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - Ethics Center at Santa Clara University, offers articles, cases, and dialogue in all fields of applied ethics. Focus on: Biotechnology and Health Care Ethics, Character Education, Business Ethics, Government Ethics, Global Ethical Leadership, and Technology Ethics.
bullet Medical Ethics - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
bullet MedicalEthics.ca - Medical Ethics Resources - Clearinghouse for resources related to medical (i.e., physician) ethics.
bullet MedWebPlus: Bioethics - exhaustive collection of links for Bioethics.
bullet National Bioethics Advisory Commission - Commission created by Presidential Executive order #12975 (10/3/1995).
bullet National Information Resource on Ethics & Human Genetics - Compilation of links, journals and other publications that offer research about the ethical and moral aspects of applying genetic knowledge to humans.
bullet The National Rural Bioethics Project - The National Rural Bioethics Project aims to identify ethics-related issues that face rural healthcare providers, and to devolop and provide appropriate and relevant resources and materials that help resolve such issues.
bullet Neonatology And Rights Of Families - NAROF gives voice to parents and professionals critical of current practices in neonatology. A resource to gain insight into the human cost of raising survivors of neonatal research and practice.
bullet NursingEthics.ca - Canadian nursing ethics website. Highly informative and professional.
bullet Philosophy, Medical Ethics and Society - site deals with new developments in bioethics and medical ethics, offers texts and information about conferences and workshops on ethical aspects of the life sciences.
bullet Provincial Health Ethics Network (Alberta, Canada) - Non-profit Canadian organization dedicated to providing bioethics resources including distance education, Bioethics Week, video and book library, sample advance directives, bioethics articles database, video reviews, workshops and periodicals.
bullet Reflections on Biomedical Ethics in the Cancer Ward - A cancer patient discusses the issues of informed consent, patient autonomy, quality of life and human dignity.
bullet The Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics - Large collection of commentaries on a wide range of topics by an international, multi-faith network of progressive feminist religious scholars and leaders.
bullet S I B L E at Sheffield - Sheffield Institute of Biotechnological Law and Ethics at the University of Sheffield, an inter-faculty institute created to bring together the disparate and wide range of expertise in this area.
bullet Starting Points in Health Care Ethics / Bioethics - These pages provide suggested readings as a starting point in learning about bioethics / health care ethics.
bullet Stem Cells in Biomedicine... with a Flavor of Bioethics - An introduction to stem cells research from both biomedicine 's and bioethics 's points of view.
bullet Synaptic Clog - A weblog maintained to examine current ethical issues in medicine and health.
bullet U S Supreme Court Petition - Whether human-made elements of primary life structures that define the essence of this Court's vaguely defined non-viable (fetus) patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C.
bullet UNESCO: The International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO - The UNESCO IBC is one of many international bodies dealing with the subject of bioethics. This site contains mostly minutes of this forums meetings and various more or less important resolutions.
bullet University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics - Excellent bioethics resources site, with dedicated link pages to Women's Health, Genetics & Ethics, and End-of-life decision making.
bullet Pheromones, Bioethics and Biotechnology - "Science Friday" audio discussion with Charles Greer, Arthur Caplan, and Susanna Priest on public attitudes about biotechnology research around the world and on the identification of a human gene linked to pheromones. Features related links. (September 1, 2000)