The Hastings Center Report explores the ethical, legal, and social issues in medicine, health care, public health, and the life sciences. Six issues are published each year, containing an assortment of essays, columns on legal and policy developments, case studies of issues in clinical care and institutional administration, caregivers’ stories, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, and book reviews. Authors come from an assortment of professions and academic disciplines and bring a range of perspectives and political opinions. We welcome submissions from new authors. The Report’s readership includes physicians, nurses, scholars of many stripes, administrators, social workers, health lawyers, and others. Interested in joining the community of people thinking about these issues? The Report is published in print and online forms. The Hastings Center is partnering with Wiley to distribute the journal. Click here to subscribe to the journal.
Founded in 1969 The Hastings Center is the longest-serving independent, nonpartisan bioethics research institute in the world. Hastings’ mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in health, health care, life sciences research and the environment that affect individuals, communities, and societies. The Hastings Center has identified five broad areas where the nation and global community face serious challenges and where bioethics can help. They create the blueprint for the Center’s work over the coming years. Several ethics through-lines cut across these areas, including genetics, neuroethics, research ethics, public health, and professional ethics. 1. Health and Health Care 2. Children and Families 3. Aging, Chronic Conditions, and End of Life Care 4. Science and the Self 5. Humans and Nature