The IU Center for Bioethics is committed to educating students at IU and beyond about bioethics and related topics, and preparing the next generation of healthcare providers, researchers, and future experts in bioethics.
Students in all areas can learn from confronting key bioethics questions facing our society, such as when life begins and ends, how to assure justice in health care, how best to respect human choice and human dignity, and how to manage new technology such as genetics.
Bioethics education must also help future and current healthcare providers and researchers learn how best to support their patients and research participants while fulfilling other obligations. Ethics education goes beyond science to help those in healthcare and the health sciences understand the ethical basis for their professions and the relationship between medicine, society, and health.
The IU Center for Bioethics supports educational offerings in three areas: