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Founded in 1984 with generous support from Dorothy J. MacLean and her family, the MacLean Center was the nation’s first program devoted to clinical medical ethics. Clinical medical ethics examines ethical issues that arise in encounters between patients, families, and physicians, and aims to improve the process and outcome of patient care. After nearly thirty years, the MacLean Center is the leading program in the country devoted to the study and teaching of clinical ethics. The program has gained national and international prominence for its groundbreaking research and training in medical ethics.
The MacLean Center approaches issues in medical ethics through diverse activities and multidisciplinary partnerships. More information about the MacLean Center activities can be found through these links:
The center’s distinguished faculty are drawn from the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics as well as the University’s School of Law, the Graduate School of Business, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the Divisions of the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
The faculty, fellows and staff of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics invite you to learn more about our work through our web resources, or by contacting faculty members directly.