Welcome to the Bioethics research group
Bioethics is an expansive field that takes up many disparate issues in the arenas of life, health, and well-being. Now more than ever, it is important to consider how health affects our communities and the ethics of health care delivery. Our group engages health care in our local community and beyond to see what specific insights and practices Baylor faculty and students bring to the challenges presented to us in today’s health care industry. Of chief concerns are the ethics of clinical practice, health policy, disability ethics, and health equity, justice, and access. To that end, we partner with local public and private health organizations to examine social determinants of health affecting families and communities, including the spiritual well-being of our population.
In line with our research ambitions, we seek to promote undergraduate and graduate education that engages health care and medicine more generally. Given the large percentage of prehealth majors at Baylor, we seek to bring new awareness and curriculum to those students who will one day be leaders in health care. This curriculum foregrounds and brings a Christian perspective to bear on the ethical use of health care resources, the ethical practice of health care, and the promotion of health for all people.