The objectives of the Centre

  • To deepen and advance knowledge and understanding of the ethical standards relevant to human health and well-being, and in particular to clinical practice, medical research, business and management practice, and the allocation of healthcare resources.
  • To offer courses in philosophical ethics and in the ethics of health care provision, medical research and health care resource allocation.
  • To engage and where appropriate to collaborate with local, national and international bodies as they seek to respond to their intellectual and ethical needs.

The centre realises these objectives by:

  • conducting and promoting research
  • providing research training and supervision
  • developing and teaching courses
  • conducting ethical reviews of professional practice
  • offering an ethics consultation service
  • participating in public discussion.




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