THE BIOETHICS HUB
a resource of the Bioethics Institute of Loyola Marymount University
The Bioethics Hub is a resource for healthcare providers, bioethicists, scholars, and students in Southern California and beyond. There are academic articles, interviews with bioethicists, links to ethics-related
news items, and local bioethics events. This site is managed by the Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University.
AT THE INSTITUTE
Welcome to our O’Malley Visiting Scholar, Professor Mary Jo Iozzio, a well-known theologian of national and international repute, who comes to us, this semester, from Boston College.
To watch her October 16 lecture, "Radical Bioethics: Disability, Difference, and Desiderata". Click here
To read more about Prof. Iozzio click here.
October 11, 2019 (Harvard)
On October 11, Director of the Bioethics Institute at LMU, Dr. Dell'Oro, presented at a conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Life, in partnership with the World Youth Alliance, Abigail Adams Institute, and the Harvard Students for Life. The goal was to help young professionals and students the ability for deeper reflection about what it means to be human in the face of advances in robotics and artificial intelligence.
To read Dr, Dell'Oro's remarks click here.
September 3, 2019
On September 3rd, the Bioethics Institute had the honor to host a special event with the Vatican's Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
To read his remarks please click here.
This section features interviews with and narratives of Southern California bioethicists as well as students and faculty of the LMU Bioethics Institute.
BIOETHICS NEWS AROUND THE WEB
November 5, 2019
(Scientific American - Opinion Piece)
Most of us give little thought to challenging ethical issues, such as; when to remove a relative from life support or whether to donate an organ to a family member until they actually arise. Then we find ourselves woefully underprepared for the complex dilemmas we face. This need not be the case.
However, change will only occur when bioethics is broadly incorporated into school curricula and when our nation’s thought leaders begin to place emphasis on the importance of reflecting meaningfully in advance upon these issues.
October 24, 2019
(American Journal of Bioethics - AJOB)
In this editorial, Beauchamp and Childress reflect back on the book’s original publication, its development over four decades, some of its major themes, and some persistent misunderstandings. The publication of PBE seems like an event that happened yesterday; to the bioethics community it likely seems like a history that stretches back to the beginning of bioethics.
October 21, 2019
Earlier this month, Denis Rebrikov went to an old mansion in Moscow that now houses the Russian Academy of Sciences’s (RAS’s) Institute of Philosophy to confront his critics and set the record straight.
Rebrikov plans to seek rigorous ethical and regulatory review. He would use the technology to treat inherited deafness, addressing a medical need that is arguably more compelling than the theoretical one he chose.
Below you will find bioethics events and opportunities.