Resources for: Bioethics

This guide covers search tools for research related to biomedical ethics

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Literature, Arts and Medicine Database

The Literature, Arts and Medicine Database (LitMed) is a collection of literature, fine art, visual art and performing art annotations created as a dynamic, comprehensive resource for scholars, educators, students, patients, and others interested in medical humanities. It was created by faculty of the New York University School of Medicine in 1993. The annotations are written by an invited editorial board of scholars from all over North America.

E-Books in Bioethics

Selected Internet Resources

Selected list of available resources on Bioethics found on the Web

Medical Humanities Resources

Selected set of resources on Medical Humanities


  • Public Health & Social Justice:  This website contains articles, slide shows, syllabi, and other documents relevant to topics in public health and social justice. Presentations are updated every 6-12 months. All information comes from real, not “alternative” facts, and is culled from peer-reviewed journals (scientific/medical/public health/nursing),  respected news organizations (e.g., AP, Reuters, BBC) and periodicals. The site is aimed at students, educators, and the general public. It addresses the social, economic, environmental, human rights, and cultural contributors to health and illness. All slide shows are open-access. Feel free to use information from the articles and slide shows, indeed even the slides themselves, with appropriate citation.


  • AMA Journal of Ethics Art Gallery: A collection visual images of healing and learning from the Art of Medicine section in the AMA Journal of Ethics.

  • Graphic Medicine:  Explores the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare.

  • The Pain Exhibit

    The PAIN Exhibit is an online educational, visual arts exhibit from artists with chronic pain with their art expressing some facet of the pain experience. The mission is to educate healthcare providers and the public about chronic pain through art, and to give voice to the many who suffer in silence.

  • The Disability Museum

    The Disability History Museum hosts a Library of virtual artifacts, Education curricula, and Museum exhibits. These programs are designed to foster research and study about the historical experiences of people with disabilities and their communities.

  • Getting Started Guide Part 1: Select Activities for Integrating the Arts and Humanities into Medical Education ( Aligning with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s six general competencies, the activities included were selected because they can be conducted at low cost with any group of learners, regardless of developmental stage or specialty. 

  • Getting Started Guide Part 2: Nuts and Bolts of Integrating Arts and Humanities into Medical Education ( tTps on how to create partnerships with cultural institutions, how to choose arts and humanities material, and how you can join conversations about arts and humanities in medical education.


E-Books in Health/Medical Humanities

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2023 1:32 PM