Addressing Racism and Achieving Equity in Bioethics Programs: Reality and Recommendations
Hastings Center Senior Research Scholar Nancy Berlinger will discuss addressing racism and achieving equity in bioethics programs with Yolonda Wilson, Marion Danis, and Sandra Lee at the ASBH 25th Annual Conference:...
Inaugural Cohort of Trustees Emeriti Announced
March 1, 2023 – The Hastings Center’s Board of Directors announced the inaugural cohort of trustees emeriti, former directors whose service, expertise, leadership, and support have helped position Hastings as the world’s...
President Emeritus Thomas H. Murray Board Chairs Emeriti Harold EdgarJulius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology, Emeritus – Columbia Law School, Professor of Law, Emeritus, Columbia Law School, Founding...
New in Ethics & Human Research, September-October 2021 Issue: Pregnant Participants in Research
Pregnant people are often excluded from research without clear justification, even when there is little harm to the fetus in minimal‐risk research. In this issue of Ethics & Human Research,...
The Hastings Center Bioethics Timeline
“Bioethics” has been defined in several different ways. Most broadly, it is the interdisciplinary study of ethical, legal, and social issues arising in the life sciences and health care. Though...
Bioethics Forum Essay
Committing to Fight Racism
We have reached a very sad, painful moment in the United States. It feels like a cascade of calamities, one compounding the next. An infectious disease pandemic that we cannot yet cure has precipitated an economic crisis. An episode of police brutality against a black man has added the name George Floyd to a long list of victims of unfair policing practices in black communities. Bioethicists have not been doing enough in our professional capacities to actively denounce or address the persistent problems of structural racism. We invite our fellow bioethics colleagues to join us in candid, uncomfortable conversations about what we can and should be doing differently.
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Addressing Structural Injustice: A Call to Action for Bioethics
Tremendous wealth beside abject poverty, a widening income gap, the vast disparity between the life prospects of a black child and a white child -- structural injustices are pervasive in our country and many places in the world. What does bioethics have to say about these problems? The Hastings Center has committed to intensifying it efforts to address structural injustices. Ideas for doing so emerged in a plenary session organized by Hastings at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.