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What is Bioethics, and Why is it Important Today? A Talk by Dr. Robert Klitzman in Amman, Jordan

The field of bioethics, examining ethical, legal, social, and cultural implications of advances in biotechnology and health care, has become increasingly important in recent years, given new developments in genetics, stem cells, assisted reproductive technology, end of life care, Artificial Intelligence and other areas.

Questions about privacy and confidentiality of medical and other information, and about how to define when life starts and ends pose increasing challenges.

This talk, hosted at the Columbia Global Center in Amman, Jordan, will explore the range of dilemmas that we are increasingly facing, and how bioethics can help us examine and address these.

Dr. Robert Klitzman, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, and the Director of the online and in-person Bioethics Masters and Certificate Programs at Columbia University.

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