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Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Welcome to the online home of the Center Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin! Since its establishment in 1982, the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities has been committed to helping health care professionals, students, policy makers and community members explore the challenging ethical questions that have accompanied scientific advances and changes in our health care delivery system. Learn more...

Our Mission

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities is dedicated to locally, nationally, and internationally recognized innovation and excellence in:

Bioethics Education
Bioethics Research and Scholarship
Bioethics Consultation
Bioethics Community Service

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Dr. Spellecy Discusses Patient Privacy Issues Related to Media Coverage on Ebola

Aug. 12 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD provides expert comment to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on whether patient privacy was violated as the media reported on two Americans being treated for Ebola at Emory University. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ebola patients’ privacy is in quarantine

Aug. 08 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD, associate professor of bioethics and medical humanities, discusses patient privacy and the media in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Conference examines the evolution of informed consent over the past century

June 09 - The MCW Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities is sponsoring a day-long conference on Tuesday, June 10, that examines the 1914 Schloendorff court decision where Justice Benjamin Cardozo stated the "every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his (sic) body."

Genomics and Ethics Conference Slated for May 19 at Italian Community Center

May 22 - Jeff Kahn, PhD, MPH, the Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Bioethics, will be the keynote speaker at MCW’s second annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium on Monday, May 19, at the Italian Conference Center. WauwatosaNOW

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Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI   53226

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