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Advanced technology and newer medications, burgeoning knowledge about disease and human biology, and the business of medicine have created unprecedented ethical concerns shared by many in the health care field.
"Instead of asking 'what can be done,' people may find themselves asking 'what should be done?' "said Wayne Shelton, a bioethicist at Albany Medical College.
To address increasing demand, a new master's program in bioethics has been created jointly by The Center for Medical Ethics at Albany Medical College and The Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership at Union College in Schenectady. The program, which takes two to three years for people working full-time to complete, started in …