American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics [ASLME] Law and Legal Definition

The American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME) is a nonprofit educational & research organization devoted to critical thought in health law, medicine, and ethics. The ASLME aims to provide high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought for professionals at the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics.

The ASLME acts to:

a. protect public health;

b. reduce racial, ethnic, and economic health disparities;

d. promote patient safety and quality of care; and

e. facilitate dialogue on emerging biomedical science and research.

The ASLME examine big health questions with far-reaching social ramifications. For instance, genetic testing and research, medical record privacy, end-of-life decisions, and the dynamics of informed consent.