Our department (HME) started to operate with the establishment of the university in 2009. The focus of studies are the main issues of bioethics, professionalism, professional values, ethical dimension of new medical technologies, neuroethics, neuropsychiatry and ethics; history of medicine, history of modernization in medical education, history of psychiatry, health policy, mental health policy.
Faculty: Members of the department are Prof. Yesim Isil Ulman, Ph.D.,(Chair) and Assist. Prof. Fatih Artvinli, Ph.D. Prof. Yaman Ors, Dr. Muhtar Cokar collaborated with the faculty between 2009-2012.
Undergraduate Level: HME
is one of the main components of "Clinical Medicine and Professional Skills" (CMPS) program by the tract of Medical Ethics and Humanities that elaborate professional values, ethical theories and principles, issues of bioethics and history of medicine. Professional Ethics courses are given to all programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department and Vocational Schools of Health Care.
Ethics Rounds: Ethics Rounds (ER) which are introduced first time in the Acibadem University School of Medicine by HME are applied during clinical clerkship years in order to consolidate and enhance the ethical knowledge, attitude and decision making on part of medical students. ER also aim collaboration of clinicians and ethicists by an innovative and pluralistic reasoning methodology.
Postgraduate Level: In 2014 HME initiated
Bioethics Master Programme, under Acibadem Univ. Institute of Health Sciences Bioethics Department that consists of Yesim Isil Ulman, Pinar Topsever and Fatih Artvinli. The Department also provides other postgraduate programmes with courses of ethics, bioethics and professional ethics.
Continuing Medical Education Level: HME has been organizing Health Law Certificate Programmes in collaboration with the disciplines of ethics, law and forensic medicine under the auspices of Acibadem University Continuing education Centre (ASEGEM). This program supplies knowledge for professionals from medicine, law, other health sciences and the allied disciplines.
Ethics Consultation: HME provides consultancy for researchers, applicants, students and for all the parties concerned regarding ethical values, conflicts and reasoning.
The ethical bodies such as Acıbadem University Clinical Research Ethics Committee, Hospital Ethics Committee, Laboratory Animals Experimentation Ethics Committee are professional bodies for providing ethical consultation with professional values, ethical principles and dilemmas.
European Council's Guide for Research Ethics Committee Members
(2011) has been translated as a contribution to the researchers
Turkish Bioethics Association
organized its local and international conferences hosted by the HME Department, respectively VI. Congress on Medical Ethics:
New Horizons in Bioethics (25-26 November 2010),
European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME 2011) (15-17 September 2011),
VII. Congress: Bioethics in a Changing World (12-13 October 2012). HME provided scientific and infrastructural support to Turkish Bioethics Association during 2007-2012 by TBA's books
Bioethics Studies (September 2012),
Bioethics in a Changing World (November 2012).
Academic Scientific Meetings: In collaboration with other disciplines, HME organized scientific meetings such as "Organ Transplantation and Ethics Panel" (21 May 2012), "Human Rights and Violence Symposium" (29 May 2013). HME Department also leads the Istanbul History of Medicine Exhibition on 14 March Physicians' Day in cooperation with medical students. The Book of Exhibition was published in 2013.
CambridgeConsortium of Bioethics Education: HME Department is the centre of Cambridge Consortium of Bioethics Education Turkey Working Group that was established for developing the bioethics education and curriculum through local and international collaboration.
ESPMH 2016 Istanbul Conference
Professor of medical history and ethics at Acibadem University School of Medicine, the Department Chair of Medical History and Ethics (Istanbul Turkey). The main interests of her studies are the modernization in medicine; history of ethics; issues of bioethics and ethical aspects of new medical technologies, animal experiments, research and publication ethics, health law.
She originally graduated from the Faculty of Humanities of Istanbul University (1982), and completed MA on the analysis of scientific journal (Mecmua-i Fünun) in the Faculty of Political Sciences of Istanbul University (1986). She obtained MSc (1994) and deserved PhD degree (1999) in Istanbul University School of Medicine by her theses on the history of medical modernization in Turkey focused on the primary sources published in the 19th century.
She passed to Acibadem University School of Medicine in 2009 and became professor of medical history and ethics on June 27, 2013. She coordinated and took part in the Training Programme of Health Law Certificate for Acibadem University ASEGEM, thrice in 2010, 2014. She served as the vice-chair of the University Research Ethics Committee (2009-2014). She is member of Hospital Ethics Committee, and ACU Animal Experimenation ethics Committee. She is at the editorial board of Acibadem University Journal of Health Sciences. She was assigned to establish the Turkey Working Group of the Cambridge Consortium of Bioethics Education in 2013. She is the Coordinator of Bioethics master of Science Programme in Acibadem University. She was assigned to Chief of the ACU Institute of Social Sciences on September 23rd, 2014.
Fatih Artvinli, graduated from the Artvin, Yusufeli Health Vocational High School (Department of Public Health) and received a B.A in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University (2001), M.A in Political Science (2004) and Ph.D. in Modern Turkish History (2011) are from Yıldız Techical University. He started to work as an Assistant Professor at Acibadem University in 2012. He received a Fogarty Fellowship from National Institute of Health and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School (2015- 2016).
From 2001 to 2012 Fatih Artvinli, worked as a nurse and health officer at several medical institutions: Gebze-Tavşanlı Health Center, Beykoz Public Hospital, Zeynep Kamil Women and Children Hospital and Bakırköy Hospital for Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery. His research interests lie at the intersection of history, ethics and politics. He is particularly interested in history of psychiatry, mental health policy and bioethics. Besides a number of journal articles, he is the author of two books: Osman Bölükbaşı: A Life Spent for a Mirage (Kitap Yayınevi, 2007), Madness, Politics and Society: Toptaşı Mental Asylum 1873-1927 (Boğaziçi University Press, 2013).