The Institute of Medical Ethics (IME)

is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving education and debate in medical ethics. The IME is founder and co-owner of the Journal of Medical Ethics...

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Craig Tilley, a medical student at Brighton & Sussex Medical School, received an IME Scholarship for his BSc Bioethics intercalated degree at University of Bristol, Sept 2017. The report of his project is below

Understanding Dignity: A Fundamental Concept in the Assisted Dying Debate Background Dignity is a concept t...

Sara Khalid, a medical student at University of Exeter received an IME Scholarship for her intercalated BA in Medical Humanities with Ethics, Sept 2018. Read the report of her project below

'To treat or not to treat'- the modern's physician's dilemma in the discussion of paediatric end of life ca...

In memory of The Very Rev'd Edward Shotter, Hon Vice-President, Institute of Medical Ethics

(29 June 1933 – 3 July 2019) We are deeply saddened to inform you of the recent passing of Ted Shotter, H...

Lydia Daniels, a medical student at Imperial College London received an IME Scholarship for her intercalated BSc in Medical Sciences with Humanities, Philosophy & Law, Sept 2018. Read the report of her project below

Should doctors be the arbiters in decisions to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration from minimally c...

Dr Abidemi Otaiku, FY1, received an IME conference grant to present a poster at the Neuroethics Network meeting, Paris, June 2019. Read his report below

The Neuroethics of Dreaming? Ethical & Psychological Implications of Lucid Dream 'Immorality' I recently ha...

Latest events

2019 Kaiser Permanente National Bioethics Symposium

3 - 5 October 2019 Portland, Oregon  Click here to register and to view agenda. This year's symposium ...

Masters of Science – Madeline Lancaster

9 October 2019 - 7pm The Royal Institution, London Madeline Lancaster is an American developmental bio...

European Neonatal Ethics Conference

14 - 15 November 2019, St Mary's Stadium, Southampton Click here to register. For more details, click here....

Progress Educational Trust

CAN LAW REFORM SOLVE SURROGACY'S PROBLEMS?Produced in partnership with the Scottish GovernmentEdinburgh, 6....

Paving the way for personalized medicine. Legal, ethical and social challenges

18 November 2019, Salerno University, School of Law, Italy Keynote speaker: Professor Leonard M. Fleck, Act...