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Advance Directives Download Site

ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

ANA's Position Statements on Ethics and Human Rights

Abstracts only are available for non-members.

ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights

The Center was established by ANA in 1990 to

BioEthics.net/American Journal of Bioethics Online

One of the largest bioethics sites on the Internet. Produced and supported by the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Contains the following information and much more:

  1. Latest Ethics News from various newspapers and news wires
  2. Bioethics for Begininners
  3. End of Life
  4. Stem Cell Research
  5. Cloning Information and research

Caring Connections

Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It

Ethics Updates

Ethics Updates is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics. It includes Ethics forum discussion groups and is sponsored by the University of San Diego.

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

The mission of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is to prepare the next generation of leaders in bioethics; to promote research at the intersection of ehtics, law, medicine, science, and global health; and to provide policy advice on bioethical issues to the government and the private sector.

Kennedy Institute of Ethics

The Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Institute of Ethics, established at Georgetown University in 1971, is a teaching and research center offering ethical perspectives on major policy issues. It is the largest university based group of faculty members in the world devoted to research and teaching in biomedical ethics and other areas of applied ethics.

Bioethics Curriculum Units

MEDLINEPlus. Ethics. National Library of Medicine

The MEDLINEplus pages provide a carefully selected list of professional and consumer resources that bring together health ethics information being published on the web by Federal government health agencies, professional associations, health libraries, research organizations and universities.

Topics include: end of life care, abortion, genetic and prenatal testing, birth control, stem cells, organ donation, access to health records, patient rights, and advance directives.

You can also go to the Health Topics page and select an individual topic or use the alphabet to find a topic.

National Institute of Health. Bioethics Resources on the Web.

This website contains a list of annotated web links on research involving human participants and animals, medical and health care ethics, and the implications of applied genetics and biotechnology.

Public Agenda

Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization based in New York City. It was founded in 1975 by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.

Public Agenda maintains a nonpartisan balance in all of its work. Its materials have won praise for their credibility and fairness from elected officials from both political parties and experts and decision-makers across the political spectrum.

The two-fold mission of Public Agenda is to:

Some of the issues included are abortion, global role, campaign finance, child care, crime, economy, education, environment, family, federal budget, gay rights, health care, illegal drugs, immigration, medical research, medicre, poverty, race, right to die, and social security.

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