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2423Bioethics  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Subfield of ethics that concerns the ethical issues arising in medicine and from advances in biological science (genetics, biotechnology etc). One central area of bioethics is the ethical issues that arise in relations between health care professionals and patients (i.e. truth-telling, confidentiality, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia). A second area focuses on broader issues of social justice in health care (i.e. justice in the allocation of health care). A third area concerns the ethical issues raised by new biological knowledge or technology (i.e. mapping of human genome, cloning).
SOURCE
  • Audi 2011
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Mergoupi-Savaidou Eirini (AA)
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https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/2423
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