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Welcome to the Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

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Edmund D. Pellegrino
Founding Director Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD
(June 22, 1920 – June 13, 2013)
Portrait by Jerry Crowley

The Pellegrino Center provides university-based ethics resources for individuals who shape and give health care. We are committed to the dynamic interplay between theory and practice, experience, and reflection. Center scholars bring expertise in theology, philosophy, basic science, and clinical practice to today’s ethical challenges. We seek to promote serious ethical reflection and discourse in pursuit of a just society and health care that affirms the dignity and social nature of all persons.

News and Announcements

Dr. James Giordano gave the Robert S. Landauer Lecture at the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting on July 24, 2023.

Dr. James Giordano‘s latest publications can be found in the Medical Research Archives of the European Society of Medicine, Science Direct, and Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine

PCCB Director Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD was a featured guest on the Catholic Health Association podcast Health Calls on July 24, 2023, in an episode titled “Strategies for Talking About the ERDs.” The episode is now live on CHA’s website and podcast services everywhere.

“Finding the ‘right and good healing acts’: Georgetown’s leadership in the complex field of medical ethics” — PCCB and Kennedy Institute of Ethics profiled in the Summer 2023 issue of Georgetown Health and in Georgetown Today

PCCB Director Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD on “How the ERDs Can Deepen Our Catholic Identity” in Summer 2023 Health Progress

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Center for Clinical Bioethics Programs

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Your Health: A Sacred Matter

Watch this public television documentary on spirituality, religion, and medicine. Earn two free credits of CME/CEU for watching the entire film.

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