Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

About the Department

Featured Publications

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Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network by Jonathan Moreno

Impromptu Man is the story of an unlikely combination of ideas that have helped shape our time.  Seen through the colorful personality and long career of one of the 20th century’s great innovators, the psychiatrist and psychodrama founder J.L. Moreno, this epic history takes the reader from the creative chaos of Habsburg…

Upcoming Events

International Bioethics Internships- Informational Session

Come to an information session for the International Intership Program (IIP) to learn about the program, ask questions, and prepare for the application and admissions process.  This information session will highlight 2015 internship opportunities in the field of bioethics.

Penn Clinical Ethics Mediation Program Workshop

Mediation of Clinical Ethics Disputes BIOE 545 | BIOE 547 Learn to effectively manage clinical disputes among and between caregivers, patients and surrogates Discover how to define problems and assess personal needs to generate mutually acceptable options Role-play in a variety of simulated clinical situations as both disputants and mediators Practice…

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The risk of knowing: Alzheimer's research volunteers

Jason Karlawish, a Penn physician who is leading the psychological study, said people often join trials like this because they have seen what Alzheimer's does up close and want to help, even if they may not benefit. His pitch: "Do you want to be a partner with me to achieve the…
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Wearable Devices as Facilitators, Not Drivers, of Health Behavior Change

Several large technology companies including Apple, Google, and Samsung are entering the expanding market of population health with the introduction of wearable devices. This technology, worn in clothing or accessories, is part of a larger movement often referred to as the “quantified self.” The notion is that by recording and reporting…
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