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The intention of this course, which will be held at the Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia from 18 - 23 June, 2001, is to address the contemporary ethical dilemmas confronting physicians in caring for patients as well as the implications of human rights for health care policy and health care systems.

The course will include discussion on the following topics: the relationship between rights and ethics; normative values and ethical pluralism; patients' rights; informed consent around the world, and ethical issues in resource allocation.

Anyone wishing to attend should contact: Miroslav Mastilica, PhD, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Rockefellerova 4, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia. Tel: +385 1 46 84 440; fax: +385 1 46 84 441; email: mmastil{at}