Turkish Journal of Bioethics, vol.1, no.4, pp.184-187, 2014 (Other Refereed National Journals)
The Cambridge Consortium of Bioethics Education
Yeşim Işıl Ülman
The Cambridge Consortium of Bioethics Education was established by the Cambridge University Press in 2011. The Platform mainly aimed at developing bioethics education through annual meetings with other bioethics educators around the world to share experiences and ideas on developing curricula (1). The Consortium initiated country-based Working Groups in June 2013, specifically in Hungary, New Zealand, Pan-Arab (Lebanon), Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, The Netherlands, and Turkey (2).
The purpose of the Working Groups is to encourage people and institutions to work together on developing bioethics education in their countries by setting up focus groups that invite others to share information and develop mutual projects; to further how bioethics is taught in universities, hospitals, and to the general public.
Turkey Working Group
Upon the invitation of the Cambridge Consortium, the Turkey Working Group was established in 2013. Focus Group Members in Turkey are composed of Murat Aksu, Fatih Artvinli, Nadi Bakirci, Tuna Cakar, Muhtar Cokar, Figen Demir, Mustafa Volkan Kavas, Gulsum Onal, Isil Pakis, Melike Sahiner, Pinar Topsever, Inci User, Yesim Isil Ulman (chair), Kevser Vatansever, Vedat Yildirim. The Group is based in the History of Medicine and Ethics Department at Acibadem University School of Medicine in Istanbul. The Group dynamic is based on the volunteering zeal and dedication of the professionals forming this collective.