Deliberative Scenarios

These deliberative scenarios provide educators and students with an introduction to the process of democratic deliberation using contemporary ethical questions related to topics addressed by the Bioethics Commission.

Each set of materials includes a scenario that presents an ethically challenging situation, a companion for teachers to facilitate the deliberation, and a guide to classroom deliberation to be used by both students and teachers. 

The Guides to Deliberation provide professionals, instructors, and students with a condensed overview of how to conduct democratic deliberation.

The Return of Genetic Research Results

The Use of Prescription Stimulants for Enhanced Academic Performance

Law Enforcement Access to a University’s Genetic Database

Education Tag

Ethically Sound Episodes

The Bioethics Commission has launched a new podcast series entitled Ethically Sound.  

Each podcast is playable direct online from the link(s) below or from SoundCloud, iTunes or the Ethically Sound Playlist on Youtube.  Follow the hashtag #EthicallySound for launch announcements.

Safeguarding Children

Ethics and Ebola

Anticipate and Communicate

Privacy & Progress

Gray Matters

New Directions

Moral Science

Ethically Impossible

Bioethics for Every Generation

Charting a Path Forward

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