Bioethics Chair LSI

Bioethics Chair LSI

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Cátedra de Bioetica, School of Theology
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Madrid

The main objective of this society is to shed light on moral dilemmas arising from rapid progress made in the biomedical sciences, responsibility and stewardship in ecological matters and the distribution of resources, and the right to health care. Leaders aim to encourage interdisciplinary reflection and research by bringing together qualified contributors to themes of faith, culture, and science. The group supports three main interdisciplinary projects of research, teaching, and publication. Members facilitate projects focused on bioethics and world religions including: interdisciplinary seminars, bi-monthly meetings of health care professionals, philosophers, theologians, scientists and psychologists seeking insight and collaborative endeavor. Subjects explored take into account historical and contemporary relationship between faith, health, and the biomedical sciences such as: medical care and spirituality, end of life issues, palliative care, and euthanasia. Outreach efforts are complemented by the publication of lecture resource books, a website, and a comprehensive Bioethics Dictionary and journal dedicated to exploring and promoting the work of members. Matching funds are provided by the Chair of Bioethics of the School of Theology at Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid.

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