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  • Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors & Mind Control - "The promulgation of the Nuremberg Code on scientific research following the Doctors Trial in Nuremberg in 1946 is a watershed event in the history of medical ethics. The 50th anniversary of this landmark judgment is being commemorated by the creation of ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors - Mind Control). We represent the North American survivors of nonconsensual, federally funded, human experimentation. ACHES-MC, originally founded for survivors of mind control experimentation, has identified additional survivors of other nonconsensual experimentation. These survivors include children, prisoners, mentally incapacitated and military personnel and their families-those who cannot freely give consent"

  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) - "a professional society of more than 1,200 individuals, organizations, and institutions interested in bioethics and humanities"

  • American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) - "to provide high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought to the community of professionals at the intersection of law, health care, policy, and ethics"

  • Bioethics Centre of the University of Alberta (Canada) - joint project of the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing (University of Alberta) and the Capital Health Authority (University of Alberta Hospital Site); an interdisciplinary, non-sectarian project involving persons in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Law, Philosophy, and Theology

  • Bioethics Resources on the Web - a meta-site offered by the National Institute of Health (USA)

  • Center for Bioethics - an interdisciplinary, interprofessional unit of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. The Center's mission is to advance scholarly and public understanding of ethical, legal, social and public policy issues in health care. Center faculty carry appointments in departments of the University of Pennsylvania, including philosophy, medicine, nursing, law, social science, public policy, the Wharton School, communications, and the allied health professions

  • Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care - located at State University of New York at Buffalo, provides rich resources on bio-ethics including the database BIOETHICS

  • Center for Health Ethics and Law - located at the West Virginia University (USA), the Center "s affiliated with the professional schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center"

  • Course on Ethical Issues in International Health Research - offered by the School of Public Health, Harvard University

  • Environmental Ethics and Public Policy Program - located at Harvard University (USA), Center for the Study of Values in Public Life

  • ETHICA - Ethics and Health: An international and comparative arena - a program established by the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for International Health, University of Bergen (Norway), in international and comparative health care ethics. There are three components in this program:
    1. A Master's program in International Health Care Ethics;
    2. A collaboration between Bergen and Colombo (Sri Lanka) in international health care policy; and
    3. a research project in international research ethics

  • Ethics and Humanities Links - A Resource Page of the Program in Society and Medicine, The University of Michigan

  • Global Lawyers and Physicians: Working Together for Human Rights - "a non-profit non-governmental organization that focuses on health and human rights issues

  • Growth House - "international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Our primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education about hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, death with dignity, bereavement, and related end of life topics"

  • Last Acts - "a call-to-action campaign designed to improve care at the end of life. Our goals are to bring end-of-life issues out in the open and to help individuals and organizations pursue the search for better ways to care for the dying"

  • Nordic Committee on Bioethics - "The Committee sets out to promote Nordic collaboration and the exchange of information between researchers, scientists, parliamentarians and opinion formers on ethical aspects of biotechnology research, development and adaptation by:
    1. Identifying ethical problems arising from genetic engineering and other biotechnology research, development and modification of microorganisms, plants, animals and humans.
    2. Promoting Nordic collaboration among researchers, opinion shapers and parliamentarians on bioethical issues by cooperating with national research institutions, authorities and ethics committees, and by the same token creating opportunities for the exchange of information.
    3. Contributing to a joint Nordic debate on bioethical questions by disseminating material that can be used in constructive discussions of bioethics issues.
    4. Monitoring biotechnological developments in the Nordic region and internationally.
    5. Keeping abreast of Nordic and international debate on ethical questions issuing from biotechnology research, development and adjustment.
    6. Following legislative developments within the sphere of biotechnology in the Nordic countries."

  • Nursing Ethics Network (USA) - "an organization of professional nurses committed to the advancement of nursing ethics in clinical practice through research, education and consultation"

  • Program on Legal and Ethical Issues in Correctional Health - "Correctional facilities, such as prisons, jails and juvenile detention, are some of the most complex settings in which to provide health services. The difficulty of the environment, poor health status and compromised access to health services add to the complexity and pose confounding legal and ethical issues for all concerned. In recognition of this, the Program's objectives are to:
    • Undertake research on legal and ethical issues regarding correctional health
    • Prepare and distribute research findings
    • Develop suitable methods for preparing and supporting health professionals to resolve such issues"

  • The (Alberta) Provincial Health Ethics Network - "Our Mission is to facilitate examination, discussion and decision-making with respect to ethical issues in health care in the Province of Alberta. Our Purpose is to provide a linkage for Albertans needing health ethics assistance to Albertans interested and involved in health care ethics."

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