Educating the Public and Stimulating Debate
on Critical Issues in Patient-Care Ethics
The Center for Ethical Solutions is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. We are teaming with leading health-care researchers and ethicists working to inform and involve the public in medical ethics debates that affect their personal healthcare decision.
The Center’s biggest project is its SOS (Solving the Organ Shortage) project; most of our projects are related at least tangentially to that project. We would like to expand the Center to include a lobbying arm and study the feasibility of pilot projects on compensated kidney donation in the United States.
Solving the Organ Shortage (Our SOS Project)
Understanding available options for solving the organ donor shortage crisis.
Healthcare Decision Making (Try Our Advance Directive Steward)
Helping patients and their families advocate for themselves, including the first ever online interactive decision-making matrix for planning healthcare decisions.
As Time Runs Out: The Steve Lessin Story
An ethnographic documentary showing the lived experience of an individual who was waiting for a kidney and the effects that dialysis had on his life while he was waiting.
Meeting the Needs of American Veterans
Studying healthcare options available for veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, and the state of preparedness of the existing institutions charged with their care.
Investigating how to promote progress in pain management including end-of-life care, chronic pain treatment, and related legal and reimbursement issues.
The legal standards for death are not uniform from state to state.
Ethical Hot Topics Blog
Opinion pieces from CES interns and scholars about current hot topics in the vast field of bioethics.
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