Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care

Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care

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Autonomy and Human Rights in Healthcare: An International Perspective is a group of essays published in memory of David Thomasma, one of the leading humanists in the field of bioethics during the twentieth century. A pioneer in the field of multidisciplinary research, having integrated major theological and philosophical traditions in the west with modern science, Thomasma was a role model to the authors who have devoted essays to his major avenues of inquiry. The authors represent many different countries and disciplines throughout the globe. The volume deals with the pressing issue of how to ground a universal bioethics in the context of the conflicted world of combative cultures and perspectives.At the heart of the problem is the clear use of human life, the embryo in the service of ends far removed from its own health or wellbeing. ... Thus, for example , in February 2002, scientists from the University of Navarre (Spain) succeeded in obtaining stem cells from adult organisms. ... It is common to appeal to the axiom or principle of human dignity, understanding it as the ultimate foundation of moral andanbsp;...

Title:Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care
Author: David N. Weisstub, Guillermo Díaz Pintos
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-12-20

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