'... not just the premier Christian bioethics
institute in Britain, but one of the finest in the
world, Christian or secular'.
Most Rev. Anthony Fisher O.P.,
Bishop of Parramatta, Australia.
The Anscombe Centre is a Roman Catholic academic institute that engages with the moral questions arising in clinical practice and biomedical research. It brings to bear on those questions principles of natural law, virtue ethics, and the teaching of the Catholic Church, and seeks to develop the implications of that teaching for emerging fields of practice. The Centre engages in scholarly dialogue with academics and practitioners of other traditions. It contributes to public policy debates as well as to debates and consultations within the Church. It runs educational programmes for, and gives advice to, Catholics and other interested healthcare professionals and biomedical scientists. For more information please see the About Us section...
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31 January 2014 - The Centre's response to a Department of Health consultation on standard operating procedures for independent abortion providers is available here.
13 January 2014 - We would like to draw attention to this statement composed and edited by Dr Pia Matthews of St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, London on behalf of a group of married and unmarried lay Catholics involved in academic research or teaching. If you agree with this statement and would like to endorse it please contact Dr Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org
10 September 2013 - The Director and the Governing Board of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre have agreed a statement welcoming the publication of the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway and endorsing all its recommendations, including the recommendation that the LCP should be replaced by an ‘an end of life care plan for each patient, backed up by condition-specific good practice guidance’.