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Monthly Archives: March, 2014

How the Bioethics Commission Works and the Importance of Public Input

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has just released its fourth video where Commission Members reflect on the question, “How does the Bioethics Commission work?”  In the short piece, Members discuss how and why the Commission engages in public bioethics as it addresses and responds to requests made by President Obama […]

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Bioethics Commission Videos Highlight Members and Their Work

One of the most important functions of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) is to work transparently as it deliberates the difficult issues before it. Another important function of the Bioethics Commission is to help educate the nation about bioethics. As a part of this effort the Bioethics Commission has […]

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Bioethics Commission Seeks Feedback on Educational Materials

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) is seeking feedback on its educational materials as a means of quantifying progress in response to its recommendations on improving and supporting bioethics education.  The Bioethics Commission is interested in how the materials are being used to further bioethics education, what materials are most […]

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New Educational Module Available on Informed Consent for Anticipate and Communicate

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) has just posted to Bioethics.gov a new educational module on informed consent in the management of incidental and secondary findings. The module integrates material from the Bioethics Commission’s December 2013 report Anticipate and Communicate: Ethical Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings in the […]

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Bioethics Commission Continues to Recognize Value of Empirical Bioethics Research

In its recent report, Anticipate and Communicate: Ethical Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings in the Clinical, Research, and Direct-to-Consumer Contexts, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) emphasized once more the importance of empirical research to support sound policy.  Specifically, the Bioethics Commission recommended that federal agencies and other interested […]

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Bioethics Education: Skyping into a Bioethics Undergraduate Class, Live from Meeting 16

Recently the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) convened its 16th public meeting to discuss neuroscience and related ethical issues. During that meeting, Commission Chair, Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., and Vice Chair, James W. Wagner, Ph.D., held an impromptu question and answer session with a University of Pennsylvania Introduction to Bioethics class. […]

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Advancing Empirical Bioethics Research and Education at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) Associate Director, Michelle Groman, J.D., spoke in Jacksonville, Florida at the twenty-third Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), which took place Feb. 27 to March 2, 2014. The panel discussion entitled “Teaching and Learning Empirical Bioethics: Resources from the Presidential […]

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Bioethics Commission staff discuss the multidisciplinary implementation of Commission education modules at APPE

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) staff members Misti Ault Anderson, M.S., M.A., Karen Meagher, Ph.D., and Nicolle Strand, J.D., M. Bioethics, have just returned from Jacksonville, Florida after a successful presentation at the Twenty-third Annual International Conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). As part of the […]

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This is a space for the members and staff of the 2009 -2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to communicate with the public about the work of the commission and to discuss important issues in bioethics.

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