Medical ethics, health and social care

What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honour.

Psalm 8: 4-5
We cover everything from before the cradle to after the grave: from embryo research to organ donation and anything medical or health related in between.

We contribute actively and positively to debates on a wide range of issues including:

Ongoing areas of investigation include:

  • Living organ donation
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Public Health
 
 

These topics are complex and defy simple answers or solutions, but we believe that we can make a helpful contribution to society through our involvement.

 
 

These topics are complex and defy simple answers or solutions, but we believe that we can make a helpful contribution to society through our involvement.

Based on core Christian beliefs, we advocate four main principles for all areas of medical ethics and health and social care:

  1. Affirming life

  2. Caring for the vulnerable

  3. Building a caring and cohesive society

  4. Respecting Individuals

You can read further details of our approach to medical ethics here.

There are no easy answers, but we believe that these principles help us to promote practices that are safe, that work, that are ethical and that are wise.