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Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care

An International Perspective

Weisstub, David N., Díaz Pintos, Guillermo (Eds.)

2008, XIV, 404 p.

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  • Addresses the challenge of creating a universal bioethics in the face of conflicting values and the concentration of world views
  • Examines the main topics in current bioethics that have a serious human rights component
  • Explores the human right to health and the various sub-rights that are part of ongoing crises relating to claims made in the health system

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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Ethics - Medical Ethics - Religion - autonomy - bioethics - health - human rights

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Law

Table of contents 

Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface: E. Pellegrino. Contributors. Introduction PART I: HEALTH CARE, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND SOCIAL POLICY.. Health Care, Human Rights, and Social Policy. 1. Evolving Bioethics and International Human Rights: D. Thomasma.2. Dignity, Rights, Health Care, and Human Flourishing: D. Sulmasy. 3. Human Rights: The Ethics of Globalization: G. Díaz Pintos. 4. Human Rights and the Right to Health Care: A. Goldworth. 5. Religion, International Human Rights and Women's Health: Synthesizing Principles and Politics: D. Guinn. PART II: THE CENTRALITY AND LIMITS OF AUTONOMY. 6. The Limitations and Accomplishments of Autonomy as a Basic Principle in Bioethics and Biolaw: J. Rendtorff. 7. Person and Human Being in Bioethics and Biolaw: L. Palazzani. 8. Welfare Rights and Health Care: J. Ramon de Paramo Argüeles. 9. Autonomy and the rights of minors: W. Vaught. 10. Domestic Violence: G. Palermo. 11. Balancing Autonomy and Traditional Values in Treating Terminally Ill Patients: Towards Locating the Right Questions for Japan: D. Weisstub. PART III: PLURALISM, RACE AND HEALTH. 12. Culture, Community or Rights: T. Carney. 13. Bioethics Between Nature and Culture: A. González. 14. Medical Practice as the Primary Context for Medical Ethics: H. Jochemsen. 15. Euthanasia and Muticulturalism: A.Ollero. PART IV: Future Legal Ordering and Social Planning. 16. International Law and Genetic Couselling: C. Romeo-Casabona. 17. International Perspective on Organ Donation: E. Gordon. 18. Justice in the distribution of transplant organs : R. Rhodes. 19. Human Cloning and Human Dignity: A. Aparisi Miralles & J. Lopez Guzman. 20. Accessing Health Care Resources: Economic, Medical, Ethical and Socio-Legal Challenges: G. Smith, II. 21. Mental Health Rights: The Relation between Constitution and Bioethics: J. Arboleda-Flórez & D. Weisstub. PART V: INDIVIDUAL INTEGRITY, RESEARCH ETHICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS. 22. The ‘Vulnerability’ Quagmire in International Research: J. Kissell. 23. Human Rights, Health Care and Biomedical Innovation: Confronting the Research Imperative: G. Tomossy. 24. The Rights to Die and the Duty to Save: a Reflection on Ethical Presuppositions in Suicide Research: B. Mishara & D. Weisstub. 25. The Right to

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