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Empirical methods in bioethics


The TEMPE project responds to ongoing needs for European biomedical ethics practitioner education. It builds on a successful BIOMED 2 project (EBEPE) which created seven interactive, cased based training workbooks from a series of international multidisciplinary workshops. Representing European core consensus on problem based methods of teaching the EBEPE materials will be further evaluated and disseminated. Value will be added by the creation of three new workbooks in reproductive ethics, genetics and research ethics, with a training video, electronic database, and website. Subsidiary is respected by devolving production of the three workshops and co-ordination of nine of the eleven conferences to the six associate partners, backed up by the open learning expertise of the lead partner. The TEMPE workshops will help create and support pan-European networks of ethical expertise; but in addition they will result in a lasting, novel resource for teaching ethics, which can be adapted to suit national training needs. Target user groups are actively involved in producing the TEMPE workbooks, ensuring that those needs will be identified accurately.

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