The Center’s mission – to raise and respond to ethical issues in health and healthcare – remains the same since its founding in 1984. However, the issues and avenues for responding to them have grown and changed dramatically.
We began forty years ago with the goal to improve how communities care for those with terminal illness and to ensure through advance care planning that the care patients receive matches their wishes.
Over the years, we added new challenges, such as bioethics education and consultation, responding to the region’s growing older adult population, and changing the way people who live with chronic pain are perceived, judged and treated.
Today, viewing all that we do through the lens of equity and justice, we are focusing on:
• Reducing risk for bias in the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare,
• developing tools for democratic deliberation, and
• partnering locally, regionally and nationally to respond to the ongoing threats of Covid-19 and future pandemics.
It’s hard to know what tomorrow will bring. But, with your help, rest assured that the Center will be here and ready to respond.
After completing or updating your estate plan to include the Center for Practical Bioethics, we invite you to notify us at 816-979-1357 so you can become a member of the Sustainers Council. As a member, you’ll be invited to our Sustainers Council gathering. And know that you’re having an extraordinary impact on the values that determine the health and healthcare of all Americans.
For more information on planned gift strategies, please contact Cindy Leyland, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 816-979-1357.