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Bioethics Network of the Upper Midwest

Our vision is to utilize bioethics to advance health equity and enrich the quality of health care decisions and practices for all persons within our communities

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Our vision is to utilize bioethics to advance health equity and enrich the quality of health care decisions and practices for all persons within our communities. 

We convene and collaborate with those in the Upper Midwest region of the US who have an interest or expertise in health care ethics.

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Meet the leadership team that is responsible for delivering on BENUM’s vision
Join BENUM
BENUM is an organization open to all in the Upper Midwest region of the US who have an interest or expertise in health care, including:

Health care professionals

Health care organizations such as health care systems, hospitals, clinics, post-acute or other ambulatory sites of care

Governmental agencies such as state, tribal, local, or territorial health departments

Members of the public

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Check out recent bioethics issues in the news.

Report Examines Racism & Health, Calls on Bioethics to Lead Change

A new Hastings Center special report calls on the field of bioethics to take the lead in efforts to remedy racial injustice and health inequities in the United States. As an academic field concerned with health and health care issues–particularly the influence of structures, policies, practices, and norms on conditions

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Bioethics group receives donation from Gundersen Medical Foundation
Gundersen Health System and the Gundersen Medical Foundation are donating $5,000 towards a biothetics group formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ethical challenges.
Report Examines Racism & Health, Calls on Bioethics to Lead Change
A new Hastings Center special report calls on the field of bioethics to take the lead in efforts to remedy racial injustice and health inequities in the United States. As an academic field concerned with health and health care issues–particularly the influence of structures, policies, practices, and norms on conditions
Pushing Back Against Covid Shame
I work at a hospital that, like many others, has taken significant steps to prepare for a surge of COVID-19 cases in the next days to weeks. Man…

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