Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Resources

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities has developed a list of resources to connect you to key institutions within our field, and a list of how our members have contributed to our field.

External Associations

  • The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
    Promoting the exchange of ideas and fostering multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in all of the endeavors related to clinical and academic bioethics and the health-related humanities
  • The Hastings Center
    Addressing fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, health care, life sciences research, and the environment as they affect individuals, communities, and societies
  • Bioethics.net
    Publishing information on the latest journal publications, events, job opportunities and current news (maintained by the editorial staff of The American Journal of Bioethics)
  • Bioethics.com
    Improving the discussion of issues in bioethics that span the spectrum of medicine, science, and technology (offered by The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity)
  • Global Bioethics Initiative
    Fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges
  • The Greenwall Foundation
    Supporting for bioethics research and mentoring
  • Somatosphere
    Exploring the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology and bioethics

Reading List

Our program faculty have made significant contributions to our field. The following readings are used in our program and beyond.

  • Kathryn Montgomery Hunter, Doctor’s Stories: The Narrative Structure of Medical Knowledge (Princeton UP, 1991)
  • Tod Chambers, The Fiction of Bioethics: Cases as Literary Texts (Routledge, 1999)
  • Kathryn Montgomery, PhD, How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Medicine (Oxford UP, 2006)
  • Catherine Belling, A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria (Oxford UP, 2012)
  • Megan Crowley-Matoka, Domesticating Organ Transplant: Familial Sacrifice and National Aspiration in Mexico (Duke UP, 2016)
  • Michelson K, Frader J. Do Not Resuscitate Decisions in Pediatric Patients. In: Van Norman ed. Clinical Ethics in Anesthesiology:  A Case-Based Textbook. Cambridge UK Cambridge University Press; 2011:39-43.
  • Frader J, Michelson K. Ethics in pediatric intensive care. In: Fuhrman B, Zimmerman J, eds. Pediatric Critical Care, fourth edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2011: 102-109.
  • Truog RD, Brett AS, Frader J. The Problem with Futility. The New England Journal of Medicine. 1992;326(23):1560-1563. Informed consent, parental permission, and assent in pediatric practice. Committee on Bioethics, American Academy of Pediatrics. (1995). Pediatrics, 95(2), 314-317.