Ethox Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford
The Ethox Centre is a multidisciplinary academic centre for ethics and communication skills in medical research and healthcare practice, located within the Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford. It was established in 1998, since when it has become one of the leading bioethics centres in Europe. The Centre promotes high ethical standards in medical research and in healthcare practice through multidisciplinary research, education, and ethics support for health professionals and scientists. Key strengths of the Centre are that in all its activities it: is patient-centred, is rooted in the real worlds of medical research and clinical practice, views good communication as fundamental to good ethics, and seeks to take a global perspective. The Ethox Centre team includes: anthropologists, lawyers, philosophers, psychiatrists, sociologists, and clinicians.