Ethics at Indiana - The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics in Indiana  

IU Ethics Bowl team reaches quarterfinals of the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

Ethics Bowl Team An Indiana University team competed against teams from 31 other colleges and universities March 1 in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. It won matches against Georgetown University, Colgate University and Brazosport College in the morning rounds. Indiana met Clemson University in the quarterfinal round, losing by one point. Clemson lost in the final round by one point to the winner, Whitworth University.  Full Story

Association of Practical and Professional Ethics mini-conference on empathy

Rich Miller

Four members of the Poynter Center's project on "Virtuous Empathy: Scientific and Humanistic Investigations," funded by the John Templeton Foundation, presented work-in-progress surrounding the question of empathy in relation to virtue at a mini-conference on empathy at the annual meeting of the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics on March 4, 2012.

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The role of consent in health information research

Cate, Fred

How much information from health care data should be available to researchers to try to learn more about various illnesses and the efficacy of certain drugs or other treatments? Fred H. Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, argues that researchers should be allowed to use personally identifiable information with certain safeguards.

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Responsible conduct of research at Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Pimple, Kenneth

The Responsible Conduct of Research track at the March 2 annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics had five sessions, three of which were organized by Kenneth Pimple, director of Teaching Research Ethics Programs at the Poynter Center.

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Rediscovering empathy: the content of hope

Beck, Emily

Emily Beckman, a visiting scholar in the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program in the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the IU School of Medicine, spoke about empathy and hope at the Feb. 16 Poynter Center Healthcare Ethics Seminar.

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Research in kinship-based, traditional societies

Coe, Kathryn

Kathryn Coe, professor and Lilly Scholar in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division in the Department of Public Health at the IU School of Medicine, spoke March 22 at the Poynter Center Healthcare Ethics Seminar about some of the lessons learned in over 30 year of health research among many different groups.

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Ethics Keynote

The fall 2011 issue of Ethics at Indiana included articles about the "Virtuous Empathy" project's capstone seminar; the Indiana University Ethics Bowl team's regional championship; author Tim O'Brien's Branigan lecture at IU Bloomington; a seminar on the commercialization of hospice care; a discussion, led by Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr., of the Navy's role in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; and the ethics of transplanting tissues or organs from one species to another.

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