The Division of Medical Ethics
The Division's mission is to improve patient care by increasing awareness and knowledge of ethical issues in medicine. To accomplish this mission our efforts are focused on education, research, public policy, and clinical consultation. The Division is jointly sponsored by the LDS Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
LDS Hospital 8th Avenue and C Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84143 Phone: (801) 408-1135 Fax: (801) 408-5171
Last Updated: 06/30/06 by Evelyn Kasworm firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photograph by Division Member, Jeff Botkin (Used with permission)
The Division activities are updated regularly with the monthly calendar of events: Medical Ethics in Utah newsletter, Literature and Medicine Discussion Group readings; current and archived Internal Medicine Case Conferences, and Evening Ethics Discussion Group topics along with summaries of the discussions. Howard Mann's ongoing research ethics course for clinical investigators, Responsible Conduct of Research: Human Subjects Research, has the course outline and links to readings.
Our links to various resources are plentiful. Areas of special interest are state resources that include Utah's Personal Choice and Living Will Act with printable forms for the Living Will and Special Power of Attorney for Health Care. We have a timeline of key cases and events in Medical Ethics and many links to resources on death and dying, including The Partnership to Improve End-of-Life Care in Utah and Finding our Way, a newspaper series on end-of-life care in the U.S. We also supply links to sites about stem cell research and other timely issues. In a section called, Medical Ethics in the News, we provide an ongoing list of current
ethics related articles from selected journals.
Information about Division Members is also available on our web site
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