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Aas co-authors bioethics textbook, article in Journal of Medicine & Philosophy

Along with Collin O’Neil and Chiara Lepora, Sean Aas, Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and an Assistant Professor of Philosophy Department, has-…

May 13, 2024


Reynolds speaks at GU/MedStar research and education symposium on how to improve care for disabled patients

On Monday, April 29, 2024 KIE Senior Scholar Joel Michael Reynolds, PhD, MA, spoke at the 2024 MedStar Health-Georgetown University Research and Education Symposium at the…

May 2, 2024

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Patients benefit from attending to spirituality in health care, says Georgetown University bioethics expert

(WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2024)  In a Perspective piece titled "Physicians, Spirituality, and Compassionate Patient Care" in the March 21, 2024 issue of the New England…

March 20, 2024


Sulmasy quoted on medical aid-in-dying, brain death, capital punishment

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Director Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD has been quoted in a number of media outlets over the last three months in stories addressing timely bioethical…

March 10, 2024


Senior Scholar John Keown, DPhil, PhD, DCL in The Critic (UK) on the ethics of lockdowns

Senior Scholar John Keown, DPhil, PhD, DCL, has published an op-ed in The Critic (UK) on the ethics of lockdowns. David Paton and John Keown, ‘Were Lockdowns Ethical?&; …

February 7, 2024


Sullivan to present at end-of-life care seminar in Vatican City in February 2024

Joseph P. Kennedy Chair in Bioethics William F. Sullivan, MD, PhD will serve as a faculty member at an intensive seminar titled “Ethics of End-of-life Care: Contributions…

December 18, 2023


Reynolds quoted in Wall Street Journal story about ethical implications of advances in reproductive technologies

KIE’s Joel Michael Reynolds, assistant professor of philosophy and disability studies, was quoted in an October 28, 2023 Wall Street Journal essay titled “What If Men…

November 22, 2023


KIE director quoted in Discover magazine article on “the thorny ethics” of Effective Altruism

KIE director Dan P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD is quoted in an August 4, 2023 online article in Discover Magazine on the “thorny ethics” of the philosophy of Effective, …

August 14, 2023


KIE and PCCB “leadership in the complex field of medical ethics” profiled in Summer 2023 Georgetown Health Magazine

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics, along with the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, is profiled in the summer 2023 issue of Georgetown Health Magazine. KIE director…

July 13, 2023


KIE scholar publishes first-of-its-kind disability bioethics reader

Senior Research Scholar Joel Michael Reynolds (new window) and Christine Wieseler, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the California State…

May 31, 2023