Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Politics of Bioethics: Getting Progressive Voices Heard

On October 3, a group of progressive bioethicists, including WBP board member and founding scholar Jonathan Moreno, got together at a meeting for the Center for American Progress. Hoping to influence public policy, other prominent bioethicists, including Art Caplan and Alta Charo explained that their approach is more optimistic about science and technology, and they will be focusing on issues that are too often not covered by conservatives, such as inequities in the healthcare system. More on this panel is reported in today's Nature (subscription required).

I look forward to hearing more about this at the upcoming ASBH meeting in Washington, D.C....

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