The collection consists of audiovisual recordings related to bioethics, the bulk of which are recordings of lectures delivered at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE). This includes the KIE's Intensive Bioethics Courses and Advanced Bioethics Courses. The lectures address the major bioethical concerns of the have arisen since the KIE was founded in the 1970s, including public health policy, reproductive health care, rationing of care, euthanasia, elder care, clinical research ethics, stem cell research, gene therapy, the HIV-AIDS crisis, religious ethics as they relate to health care, the intersection of bioethics and race, and feminist perspectives on bioethics. These lectures were delivered by KIE scholars and a variety of other prominent doctors, philosophers, public health officials, theologians, and scientists.

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