The Bioethics Collective aims to promote, organize and distribute all information, analysis and research study data related to the field of bioethics, which is understood to be a secular and interdisciplinary area of study going far beyond the domain of medical ethics.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Beginning-of-life ethics: assisted reproduction in all its different forms; artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization with embryo transfer, surrogate pregnancies, the human genome, contraception, abortion and assisted reproduction.
End-of-life ethics: death with dignity, euthanasia, assisted suicide, palliative care for terminally ill patients, the right to refuse treatment and methods in the diagnosis of death (e.g., borderline states of consciousness).
Quality of life: Life-Years, Quality-Adjusted Life Years, distributive justice, right to life, healthcare ethics, the right to health care, individual autonomy, the right to free choice, personal dignity, organ donation, stem cell research.
Environmental ethics: environmental degradation, preservation of the environment, culturally-sensitive ethics, environmental stewardship for future generations, nature reserves, ecosystems and biodiversity.
Biomedical Research ethics: experimentation on live subjects, clinical ethics, social and professional responsibility of academic research, scientists, ethics of any scientific and technological activity used to modify the biological structure of living things.
It is our hope that anyone visiting this site will find the relevant information and necessary analytical tools for the ongoing development of bioethical research and thought.