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Tom Beauchamp

Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University

About Me

Tom Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, where his research specialties include ethics of human-subjects research and the place of universal principles and rights in biomedical ethics. One of the founding fathers of bioethics, he was one of the lead authors of the_ Belmont Report_, the 1978 paper that established the first ethical guidelines for conducting research on humans, and is co-author with Jim Childress of Principles of Biomedical Ethics, currently in its 6th edition — the world’s most widely used bioethics textbook.

Courses and Programs taught by Tom Beauchamp

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