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Global bioethics : an introduction / Henk ten Have.

Author:
Have, H. ten [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016]
Description:
xviii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
The panorama of bioethical problems is different today. Patients travel to Thailand for fast surgery; commercial surrogate mothers in India deliver babies to parents in rich countries; organs, body parts and tissues are trafficked from East to Western Europe; physicians and nurses migrating from Africa to the U.S; thousands of children or patients with malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS are dying each day because they cannot afford effective drugs that are too expensive. Mainstream bioethics as it has developed during the last 50 years in Western countries is evolving into a broader approach that is relevant for people across the world and is focused on new global problems. This book provides an introduction into the new field of global bioethics. Addressing these problems requires a broader vision of bioethics that not only goes beyond the current emphasis on individual autonomy, but that criticizes the social, economic and political context that is producing the problems at global level. This book argues that global bioethics is a necessity because the social, economic and environmental effects of globalization require critical responses.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
Bioethics [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781138124097 (hbk)
  • 1138124095 (hbk)
  • 9781138124103 (pbk)
  • 1138124109 (pbk)
LCCN:
2015031281
OCLC:
920452804
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