Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics

Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

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A mental health model of incarceration

Thomas J. Dart, sheriff of Cook County, Ill.—and overseer of what he says is the  nation’s largest jail—believes that posterity will gaze back 100 years from now and know that we were “horrible people.” This is because our country incarcerates mentally ill individuals in overwhelming numbers for minor violations instead…
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Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of the Penn MSME!

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy is pleased to announce the graduation of the inaugural class of students in its new Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) program. The MSME, which builds on the success of the Department’s outstanding Master of Bioethics (MBE) program, is designed…
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More people can ask for help in dying, but very few do

Anyone who feared that making physician-assisted suicide legal would lead to an onslaught of assisted deaths can relax. A new study led by University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel finds that only a tiny fraction of the dying want help speeding up the process. However, Emanuel is concerned about the reasons…
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