Bioethics is usually used in a way that includes medical ethics as a subset. As the more general category, bioethics seems to include additional issues that are not necessarily a part of medical ethics, e.g., research ethics, ethical issues related to new scientific techniques such as cloning, and environmental policy.
For our purposes, we will see bioethics as a general category of which medical ethics is a subset
The Center’s research projects are diverse : topics range from genetic testing to end of life . The work is carried out by interdisciplinary teams , to frame and examine issues that inform professional practice, public conversation, and social policy.
Seminar-style meetings review developments in science and policy, frame legal and social issues, and engage in deep-seeking and critical reflection on fundamental principles and values. The end products include reports, conferences, online resources, teaching materials, recommendations, articles, and books.
Research projects are grouped into a broad program areas :
* Health care and health policy
* End of life care
* Ethics and scientific research
* Narrative ethics
* Gender ethics