Unesco Chair On Bio-Ethics

UNESCO CHAIR ON BIOETHICS
SOUTH INDIAN UNIT
AT FATHER MULLER MEDICAL COLLEGE
MANGALORE INDIA

VISION

Achieving excellence in health care through bioethical principles.

MISSION

To promote health and safeguard the dignity and rights of every individual. Universal human values and ethics, empowers professionals on practice of medicine and imparts medical education based on ethically sensitized doctors.

OBJECTIVES

  • To impart and empower health care professionals in FMCI on bioethical principles
  • To collaborate and extend facilitation of Bioethical concepts to medical school across South India.
  • To act in concert with Asia Pacific network and UNESCO Bioethics Chair in implementing relevant appropriate projects and programs.
  • Aid ‘Human values’ education in society through well meaning awareness programs.
  • Referal and nodal centre for ethical viewpoints.

PROPOSED ACTIVITY FRAMEWORK

Information Bank

  • Creating a Bioethics Bulletin – quarterly / dedicated section in Muller journal
  • Dissermination of information on Bioethics and in particular UNESCO publications on Bioethics
  • Creating Web database and permit e-discussion

Education and Training

  • Developing and implementing bioethics subjects in the curriculum of the various courses at FMMC
  • Developing specialized courses in Eco Bioethics for medical, scientists and allied health professionals
  • Having regional, International Conferences, Congresses and Courses in Bioethics
  • Preparing and dissemination of e-learning material
  • Organizing symposia and workshops at various locations
  • Translation of Bioethics educational material in vernacular.

Research

  • Assisting in grant applications for funded research
  • Preparing data base for Bioethics research
  • Developing protocols for carrying out research in Bioethics
  • Supporting the submission of manuscripts for publication in Journals

Publications

  • Baliga MS, Palatty PL, Thaliath A, Saldanha E, David MC (2015). Attitude of medical undergraduate students’ in treating homeless individuals and bank executives: a comparative study. Global Bioethics Enquiry. 1(2): 22-29.
  • Palatty PL, Colin MD, George T, Jimmy R, Mathai R, Saldanha E, Baliga MS (2015). Movie as a teaching-learning method for medical ethics: an Investigational study with undergraduate medical student. Global Bioethics Enquiry. 1(3):61-68.
  • Jakribettu RP, Palliyan RA, Palatty PL, Kamble P, D’Souza S, Suresh S, Kallinga P, Boloor R and Baliga MS. White coat, a symbol of pride for healthcare students: a preliminary observation. Global Bioethics Enquiry. IN PRESS
  • Palatty PL, D’Cunha P, Colin MD, Soans KM, Bhat BPR, Gunasheela D, Baliga MS. Opinion on contentious issues in Obstetrics: comparison between Obstetricians and novice undergraduate students in Mangalore, India. Global Bioethics Enquiry. Communicated

Collaboration and Leadership

  • nstilling and stimulating the awareness of Bioethics and its discourse among educational institutions
  • Seek to establish interdisciplinary network with interest and working in Bioethics and Human rights areas.
  • Seek to take the lead role and represent the Bioethics and Human rights at the Government and Non-Government level in South India

UPDATE ON BIOETHICS