Clinical Ethics Network of NC

The mission of CENNC is to improve health care quality and promote respect for human dignity in North Carolina by fostering collaboration in clinical ethics education, deliberation, consultation, and policy development among colleagues across the state.

MAHEC has offered a home to the Clinical Ethics Network of North Carolina (CENNC) during its formative period. Sometime in the fall of 2016 the Network will transition to a new home, a shared space offered by its founding centers for bioethics. In addition to the information provided below, please visit the CENNC web site for further details about this transition and for information relevant to active members.

CENNC originated through the efforts of faculty and staff at several bioethics centers in North Carolina: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, Duke University, and East Carolina University. The Network launched in 2011 with a Bioethics Jamboree that sparked a  “listening tour” by its first Executive Director; 2013 marked CENNC’s formal presence as a special project within MAHEC.  The Network aims to offer practical support for our members as they confront the day-to-day ethical issues arising in health care delivery.   To date it has offered two statewide conferences on clinical ethics topics. The Network is planning another conference for spring 2017.

With this transition comes a change in approach to membership. No further dues will be collected as of August 5 2016.  Active members will be contacted individually regarding our new membership structure.

To learn more about CENNC programs and membership, click here.