Welcome to Modern Bioethics

Anne Zimmerman is an attorney with an MS in Bioethics from Columbia University and Editor-in-Chief of the online journal, Voices in Bioethics. Her research and experience include healthcare policy, the right to refuse care, autonomy and rights, criminal justice reform, mass incarceration, corporate governance and shareholders’ rights, and nutrition with a focus on policy surrounding access to a healthy food supply. https://www.linkedin.com/in/anneszimmerman/ (profile) https://modernbioethics.com/publications/ (publications)

Modern Bioethics is simply a blog and a course designed to expand bioethical considerations. The expanded issues are paired with multiple frameworks to promote reasoning, critical thinking, and may challenge some current views and practices. As an exercise to promote thinking, the lessons and blog posts may involve critical analysis of laws, regulations, and institutional policies and is not meant to be construed as legal advice or a reason to violate an established standard. (Change the standard instead!) Sometimes laws or medical solutions may step in and end the ethical dilemma. These lessons, and the factors, considerations, and reasoning, are theoretical foremost.

For full disclosure, I am the parent of a five-time cancer survivor and have encountered significant ethical dilemmas. Where relevant, some of the person-centered and dignity approaches might reflect my experiences and my mission to ensure that the voice of the disenfranchised or less powerful has a place in the ethical landscape.

All blog posts, lessons, and other written materials created for this website are subject to copyright under creative commons CC-BY-NC. Credit must be given to the creator and only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted (unless expressly authorized).


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