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Yale's Community Bioethics Forum

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Perplexed by healthcare today? Fascinated with ethical issues related to medicine and health policy? We are adding a few new members to our Community Bioethics Forum which provides a way for community members from CT to learn about complex medical issues and give their opinions so that we can advocate for more informed policy. Topics of meetings vary, but this year’s topics include cutting-edge findings in brain research (occurring here at Yale and receiving global attention) as well as new standards for brain death. This group has helped to amplify the voices and values of community members in a range of health policies for CT’s Dept of Disability Services, the Dept. of Public Health, the Neurocritical Care Society, and more. We meet monthly, usually Thursdays, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in New Haven.

Would you like to learn more? Visit the link below and contact us at bioethics@Yale.edu. Please note, this group is for community members not employed by Yale, who are not physicians. The group is comprised of thoughtful, friendly, interesting folks including writers, poets, attorneys, students, and more. Members are welcome - and encouraged - to attend bioethics programs at Yale for no cost.


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About Yale's Community Bioethics Forum


34 Deepwood Dr, Hamden, CT 06517, US

Mission Statement

The Community Bioethics Forum is a small group of community members with interests in medical ethics issues. Forum members are invited to one meeting/month (November-June), each consisting of a lecture by a top medical ethicist and a discussion about how these issues impact ourselves and our loved ones. Topics will focus on critical, and sometimes misunderstood, medical issues in the New Haven area. Members will be volunteers from the greater New Haven area, and we plan for a membership that is varied across occupation, cultural groups, religious affiliation, & educational background.


The Forum’s Goals:

The Forum is sponsored by the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine. Our goals:

1.Educate community members about the complexities of medical issues; 2.Strengthen the ties between Yale School of Medicine and the Greater New Haven community; and 3.Become a valued addition to the voices currently heard within the medical community regarding appropriate, good, and ethically justifiable policies and practices.


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100 Prospect StNew Haven, CT 06511



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  • Attend most of our monthly meetings. We do not typically meet in the summer.

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