Center for Practical Bioethics

Center for Practical Bioethics is a nonprofit, free-standing and independent organization nationally recognized for its work in practical bioethics. Since 1984, the Center has helped patients and their families, healthcare professionals, policymakers and corporate leaders grapple with ethically complex issues in medicine and research.

The Center does not wait to be called upon. Its vision and mission requires the Center to be proactive -- to call attention to ethical issues and to develop programs, policies and publications that address them.

Through its unique methodology, the Center puts "practical bioethics" into action. The results? Reasoned, real world responses to ethically complex situations and, ultimately, the greatest peace of mind possible for those who must decide.

The Center does it work through four domains, with a staff of talented people representing multiple disciplines and a variety of expertise. The Center is supported by a Board of Directors and individuals and organizations committed to advancing ethical practices and policies on health and healthcare issues.

The Center is the home for the John B. Francis Chair for Bioethics, designed to significantly advance the Center’s vision and mission and to honor the legacy of John B. Francis.

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