Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society

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Building Tomorrow

We are devoted to creating research tools that can meet future health care needs while promoting the public´s acceptance and trust in research.

Changing Lives

One qualitative study is examining how a patient's illness trajectory is interpreted in different ways by patients, families, and care providers.

Center Mission

The mission of the Center is to provide leadership in education, research, and clinical service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center concerning the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of medicine, health care, and health policy. The Center is committed to multi-disciplinary exploration of the individual and social values, cultural dynamics, and legal and professional standards that characterize and influence clinical practice and biomedical research. The Center aims to be a catalyst for collaboration in teaching, research, and practice at Vanderbilt and to contribute to scholarship and policy making from the local to the international level.

Upcoming Events:

February 21-22, 2019

Attending research task force meeting of Hastings Center Project on Public Deliberation for Gene Editing in the Wild, New York University, New York, NY

The project will investigate: (1) the kinds of proposed releases of genetically modified organisms into the environment warrant broad public deliberation; and (2) general recommendations for how broad public deliberations on this topic should be conducted.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8.45 a.m.

Giving a paper at the American Psychological Association, Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Mid-Winter Meeting at the Holiday Inn—Vanderbilt-Nashville, 2613 West End Avenue, Grand Ballroom, Salon 1

The paper is entitled, “In Solidarity with Dementia,” and is part of a panel on “The Social Ecology of Dementia: Re-Theorizing the Lived Experience of Dementia,”


Saturday March 2, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

Giving Plenary Address at the American Psychological Association, Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Mid-Winter Meeting at the Holiday Inn—Vanderbilt-Nashville, 2613 West End Avenue, Continental Ballroom.

The address is entitled: “Relational Practices and Social Justice: Interpretive Phenomenologies of Solidarity, Care, and Civic Identity.”


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Delivering the 2019 Annual Jennifer Horner Lecture in Bioethics at Ohio University, Athens, OH.

The lecture is entitled: “Bioethics as Civic Learning: Rethinking One Another in a Time of Interdependence.”


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Join NPT and Watkins College of Art onThursday, April 19,for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up event featuringLook & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky.The screening takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Watkins theater (the Watkins cafe will be open before the screening). A panel discussing the film will follow the screening.

Panelists include:

Keith Meador, MD, ThM, MPH, Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society

Sylvia Ganier, Owner, Green Door Gourmet

Brooks Lamb, Conservation Project Manager, The Land Trust for Tennessee

Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky(directed by Laura Dunn)is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

Click Here to register for the screening!

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Sept. 28, 2017 (Noon) in 208 Light Hall

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS
Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and Surgical Ethics
Chief of Endocrine Surgery
Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

"Innovation in Surgery: Are we Doing the Best we can for our Patients?"

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS is the Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and Surgical Ethics, Chief of Endocrine Surgery, and Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.He completed his undergraduate degree, medical school, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Boston University.He completed his residency in General Surgery at Northwestern University and went on to complete fellowships in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago and in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Michigan.Dr. Angelos is a busy endocrine surgeon who has written widely on improving outcomes of thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive endocrine surgery, and ethical aspects in the care of surgical patients. Dr. Angelos is also a regular contributor to the American College of Surgeons Surgery News where he writes a column on surgical ethics entitled, “The Right Choice?” He is the immediate past president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

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Patricia Townsend Meador Lecture

 

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Key Issues in Health Care Ethics Conference

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