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The Ethox Centre is a multidisciplinary bioethics research centre in the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Population Health. It aims to improve ethical standards in healthcare practice and in medical research through education, research, and the provision of ethics support to health professionals and medical researchers.
The Ethox Centre aims in all its activities to be close to practice and seeks to engage with ethical issues faced by real world actors in real world settings. An implication of this is that the Centre places particular value on approaches to research bringing together empirical social science research and ethical analysis.
The Centre’s research activities focus on four areas: global health ethics; clinical ethics; public health ethics; and, research ethics.
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The Global Health Bioethics Network is a five-year programme to carry out ethics research and build ethics capacity across the Wellcome Trust’s Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand-Laos, and Viet Nam. The Network is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award to the Ethox Centre and its partners at the MOPs.
Each week, a member of the Ethox Centre team or an invited contributor presents a short commentary on an ethics-related story in the news with the aim of promoting discussion of the ethical dimensions of current developments in healthcare practice and policy, or in medical research. The topic of this week's blog is,
''Should bioethics be concerned with the extinction of the Asian rhinoceros?'' Read more...