The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is entering an exciting new phase of growth and is greatly expanding our research enterprise though the hiring of new faculty, adding research support staff, developing an empirical research-focused post-doctoral training program, and expanding our educational offerings in the areas of research methods, research ethics and academic scholarship.
Research issues and topics that are of interest and relevance include, but are not limited to, ethical issues associated with: shared decision making, informed consent, methods for engaging patients and other stakeholders, use of narrative methods for teaching and practice, stewardship of health care resources, physician professionalism, public health ethics, big data, assessment of value, measurement of the ethical climate in organizations, transplant ethics, genetics, and end of life care. Topics of special interest in the state of Colorado and at the University recently include those around medical aid in dying, legalization of recreational marijuana and nuances of inter-professional team-based training.
The Center has productive inter-professional relationships in place that focus on teaching, scholarship, and cutting-edge research; we hope to foster and extend those partnerships to create a world class empirical research enterprise in bioethics and the health humanities.
We also provide a free Research Ethics Consult Service sponsored by the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI).
If you have any questions about the ongoing or future research initiatives at the Center for Bioethics and Humanites, please email our Director of Research, Eric G. Campbell, PhD.