Be an educator: To educate health profession students and health care practitioners to address ethical issues, to adopt high professional standards, and to exhibit a proper balance between the humanities and sciences.
Be a convener: To create a space and forum for convening broad cross-sections of professionals, administrators, trustees, academicians, and government and community representatives for honest, credible problem solving of moral issues in health care.
Be a source of knowledge: To create, advance and disseminate knowledge in bioethics and humanities.
Be a resource to others: To share our expertise in bioethics and humanities with health care institutions, health care professionals, ethics committees, IRB's, administrators, trustees, policy makers, scientists, organizations, and individuals.
Integrity - trustworthiness, committed to the highest professional behaviors
Excellence - always striving for the best product/performance as measured against our own values and purposes as well as external standards
Inclusiveness - involving and respecting all stakeholders in an issue
Justice - fairness in our procedures and dedication to projects that promote fair distribution of health care benefits
Compassion - sensitivity to the ideals, concerns, and interests of all others
Relevance - commitment to useful and meaningful work
Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional - promoting cooperation and exchange among students, faculty and practitioners in all fields of inquiry
Innovation - taking a leadership role to advance areas of knowledge and practice in bioethics and humanities
Transparency - disclosure of apparent conflicts, biases, predispositions, beliefs and processes
Community - outreach to and integration with communities