Neuroethics is a new area of research where bioethics and neuroscience intersect. The focus is on ethical considerations in neuroscience research and the many ethical issues that arise from the transfer of neuroscience to health care.Dr. Racine’s research is designed to improve the ethical aspects of quality of care, research practices and public communications in the domain of clinical and basic neuroscience. Various approaches and research methods, such as qualitative interviews, content analysis and media studies, are used to develop ethical approaches in health care and research. For example, some research projects propose ethical approaches to end-of-life decision-making for patients with severe neurological conditions, while others examine and attempt to improve the quality of information available in the media on neurological conditions and research methods in neuroscience.
Click here to view the Neuroethics Research Unit promotional booklet. What is neuroethics? A Forum en clips video from the Université de Montréal with Dr. Éric Racine, Director of the Neuroethics research unit at the IRCM. Length: 3:11 (In French only)