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National Center for Ethics in Health Care


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Links to Additional Health Care Ethics Resources

The National Center for Ethics in Health Care has identified additional resources for ethical practices in health care at the following Web sites:

AMA Policy Finder 

The American Medical Association maintains a searchable database of AMA policies, as well as opinions interpreting the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.

AMA Virtual Mentor

This MEDLINE-indexed, non-subscription journal explores the ethical issues and challenges that students, residents, and other physicians are likely to confront in their training and daily practice.

CMAJ Bioethics for Clinicians Series

The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Bioethics for Clinicians Series publishes original clinical research, analyses and reviews, news, practice updates and editorials.


The End of Life/Palliative Resource Center Web site, hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin, includes fast facts, educational materials, articles, and useful links.

Ethics in Medicine

The Ethics in Medicine Website, hosted by the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine, is an educational resource designed for clinicians in training and intended to supplement or support other teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. Each topic includes an overview, commonly asked questions, case-based scenarios with discussions, and links to additional readings and related websites.


This searchable database of articles, book chapters, and U.S. Government publications, includes Presidential Commission reports, dissertation records, e-books, and other scholarly resources relating to the field of bioethics. It is based at the University of Minnesota.


This searchable database includes journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics. It is maintained by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.


A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes more than 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles dating back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. PubMed searches can be limited to only bioethics journals. Tutorials on how to conduct PubMed searches.

For advanced PubMed users

Use the links below to search the National Library of Medicine's PubMed for ethics content on the relevant topics. Each link automatically generates a list of articles on the specified topic published within the last 12 months.