Scottish Council on Human Bioethics/ Scottish Council on Human Bioethics (SCHB)

Scottish Council on Human Bioethics (SCHB, Edingburgh) is an independent, non religion charitable organization composed of professionals from various disciplines associated with medical ethics. The council will engage in current ethical issues, especially those of particular concern within Scotland, and to provide a Scottish voice on the international scene. Against the challenging background of developments in health technologies the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics was formed in 1997.

Purposes of SCHB are in short: to collect and evaluate evidence and information relating to ethical issues from which to inform public debate; to engage, assist and advise legislators, fellow professionals and other interested parties with ethical analysis and comment on these issues; to respond appropriately to media interest by the release of relevant and reliable information and comment; to encourage Scottish society to engage in ethical discussion of relevant topics in medicine and biology. SCHB is active in the areas as cloning, abortion, suicide, infertility and so on.

The website contains a range of material relating to human bioethics, including a bioethics film library.

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