The Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics (PCCB) at Georgetown University Medical Center was established over two decades ago in order to create a center of excellence, filling a unique need for bioethics that is directly oriented towards clinical medicine and strongly rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. In its situation at Georgetown University, it complements the activity and interests of the renowned Kennedy Institute of Ethics, the Philosophy Department and Law Center.
PCCB Mission Statement
The Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics is a University-based ethics resource for those who shape and give health care. Committed to the dynamic interplay between theory and practice, experience and reflection, center scholars bring expertise in clinical practice, philosophy, theology, law and basic science to the ethical challenges that arise in the care of particular patients. An academic community dedicated to creating and communicating knowledge we seek to promote serious ethical reflection and discourse in pursuit of health care that continues the Gospel Mission of healing and growth.
This blog is part of the effort to honor Dr. Pellegrino’s vision and to uphold the PCCB mission. It provides a space for Center scholars to contribute to ongoing discussions of ethical issues both within and beyond the clinical setting, to collaborate with peers in the field, and to engage those outside of the bioethics community.
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