Leaders in ethics education

  • Berna Arda


Prof. Berna Arda, is a graduate of Ankara University Faculty of Medicine 1987, has medical specialty and PhD degrees in History of Medicine and Ethics and, teaches at the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine in Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. Her main research and publication fields are science ethics, human rights, woman and bioethics, medical law, ethics education and disease concept in history of medicine. She was a visiting scientist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, between February - July 2015 and a guest professor at the University College of London, History of Medicine Center, between January and June 2008. She is the founder chairperson of Turkish Bioethics Society (1994 - 2001), Member of High Disciplinary Committee of Turkish Medical Association (2008 - 2012). Governor (2006- ), Vice President (2010 - 2018 ) and Executive Committee member (2018-2020) of World Association for Medical Law, one of the founders and the first president of International Association for Education in Ethics (2012 - 2016).


Bioethics Ethics education Gender studies Turkey 



Sincere thanks to Dr. P. Elif Ekmekçi, Prof. Dr. Filiz Çay Şenler and Aslı Arda(attorney at law) for their valuable contribution to the text.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.History of Medicine and Ethics DepartmentAnkara University School of MedicineSıhhiye AnkaraTurkey

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