About the Florida Bioethics Network

The Florida Bioethics Network (FBN) is dedicated to the understanding and resolution of ethical and legal problems arising in health care and research in Florida’s hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, managed care organizations and teaching institutions. The FBN can help with a variety of health care organization ethics education needs.

FBN Assistance

The FBN can assist you with an educational activity tailored to your institution’s particular needs.  These activities may include lectures for your staff or the community, workshops for your ethics committee,  CME and CNE programs, and conferences.

Some of the more popular topics include:
  • Developing and Running a Hospital Ethics Committee
  • Taking Patient Rights Seriously:  The Value of a Comprehensive Patient’s Rights Program
  • Effective Clinical Committee Consultations: Avoiding the Common Mistakes
  • Reviving the Non-Functioning Ethics Committee
  • Advance Directives: Avoiding the Problems
  • Privacy and Confidentiality – Making Practical Sense of HIPAA
  • Using Social Worker Proxies for Medical Decisions
  • The Recurring Ethical Problems Surrounding Withdrawal of Life-sustaining Treatment
  • Effectively Addressing Gender and Ethnicity Issues in the Healthcare Setting
  • Medical Futility:  When Patients and Families insist on Medical Procedures that Do Not Work
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Lessons from the Schiavo Case

For assistance with conferences, workshops or presentations and for more information about possible topics, advice on developing an educational program, speaker availability and costs of educational activities please call or e-mail:

In South Florida, Ken Goodman at 305-243-5723 or FBN@med.miami.edu.

In North Florida (Orlando and north), Ray Moseley at 352-258-6945 or rmoseley@ufl.edu.


The FBN maintains a speakers bureau able to address a wide variety of topics in bioethics and health law. In addition to the faculty identified here, please contact Ken Goodman (below) for more information.

Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD.
Director, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
Director, FBN
P.O. Box 016960 (M825)
Miami, FL 33101
Ray Moseley, Ph.D.
Program In Bioethics, Law & Medical Professionalism
University of Florida
Founder, FBN
P.O. Box 103588
Gainesville, FL 32610-3588