Mission: To raise and respond to ethical issues in health and healthcare. 

Vision: Ethical discourse and action advance the health and dignity of all persons. 

As science and technology expand what medicine CAN do, decisions faced by patients, families, providers and policymakers about what they OUGHT to do grow increasingly difficult and complex. The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has elevated these issues to a level of importance not seen in generations. 

Founded in 1984 and based in Kansas City, the Center for Practical Bioethics (CPB) addresses ethical issues in health and healthcare on three levels: On the PERSONAL level, CPB provides guidance to patients, families and clinicians grappling with hard choices. On the PROFESSIONAL/EDUCATIONAL level, it teaches bioethics to medical students, clinicians and lay leaders. On the POLICY level, it brings diverse groups together to work collaboratively, recommend guidelines and policies, develop programs and disseminate thousands of free resources. 

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Mission: To raise and respond to ethical issues in health and healthcare. 

Vision: Ethical discourse and action advance the health and dignity of all persons. 

As science and technology expand what medicine CAN do, decisions faced by patients, families, providers and policymakers about what they OUGHT to do grow increasingly difficult and complex. The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has elevated these issues to a level of importance not seen in generations. 

Founded in 1984 and based in Kansas City, the Center for Practical Bioethics (CPB) addresses ethical issues in health and healthcare on three levels: On the PERSONAL level, CPB provides guidance to patients, families and clinicians grappling with hard choices. On the PROFESSIONAL/EDUCATIONAL level, it teaches bioethics to medical students, clinicians and lay leaders. On the POLICY level, it brings diverse groups together to work collaboratively, recommend guidelines and policies, develop programs and disseminate thousands of free resources.