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Public Bioethics [videorecording]: The Case of Stem-Cell Research

[presented by] the University of Virginia Medical School
Video; DVD
Harold T. Shapiro, Ph. D. (President Emeritus and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University Chair, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, 1996-2001) spoke on the need for open group discussions on stem-cell research and the impact of public policy and moral pluralism. Adam J. Katz, M.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Virginia) discussed the use of adult stem cells and the example of fat tissue as a plentiful source. James F. Childress, Ph. D. (Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Religious Studies, Professor of Medical Education, and Director, Institute for Practical Ethics, University of Virginia) continued the discussion of the United States' pluralistic society and the positions of religious groups regarding stem-cell research.
Panelists: Harold T. Shapiro, Adam J. Katz, James F. Childress; Moderator, Marcia Day Childress.
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60 min.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. To review and appreciate the current political and ethical debate about stem-cell research in the U.S. -- 2. To explore the many dimensions of doing "public bioethics," through examination of the stem-cell research controversy.
  • "Medicine & Society in Conversation."
  • "Human Genetics and Society"--Flyer.
Medical center hour
Series Statement
Medical center hour ; 10/24/01
Charlottesville, Va. : University [Media Production Services, Clinical Engineering, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center], c2001.
1 videodisc (60 min.) sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + script.
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