Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Our Department

The Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics operates from a point of view that the medical humanities and bioethics are integral components of the field of medicine. The Department seeks to draw upon the body of information and skills which have evolved over time that allow us to prepare medical students and other health care providers to provide humane, empathic and effective care to persons in need.  This involves addressing of the individual, the family and the community with interventions that are sensitive to cultural, religious, socioeconomic, and ethnic diversity.



The Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics addresses the health needs of Missouri through training future health providers and engaging in research and scholarly activity in these areas of medicine.