The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health

Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health Advisory Board

Mission statement:

The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health at Misericordia University fosters deepened understanding of medical practices and their ethical ramifications for humankind. The Center promulgates knowledge about past practices, particularly those employed during the Holocaust, but also focuses on domestic and international practices past and present. The Center serves as a natural extension of Misericordia University’s mission and its expertise in the humanities and the health sciences.

Visit this link to read the news release on the launch of The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health.


What We Do:

The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health has three primary goals:

  1. Examine the ethical issues inherent in modern medicine and health care practice and policy
  2. Provide educational resources and programming to explore the ethical issues currently impacting society
  3. Mobilize the community to become active agents of change by advocating for human dignity in bioethics, medicine, and health care


Issues We Address:

  • Bioethics and the Holocaust
  • Social Justice
  • Patient/Personal Autonomy
  • Medical Research and Experimentation
  • Death and Dying
  • Environment and Human Health
  • The Ethics of Mental Health Care
  • Disability Studies
  • Beginning of Life Care/Reproductive Technology
  • End of Life Care/Physician-Assisted Suicide
  • Human Subject Research
  • HIPAA/Right to Privacy
  • Compassion within Health Care Organizations
  • Structural Racism
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Disparities within Health Care
  • Vulnerable Populations

Click here to read Misericordia University students' perspectives on critical issues within the field.


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