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Handbook of Global Bioethics

ten Have, Henk A.M.J., Gordijn, Bert (Eds.)

2014, XXIV, 1685 p. 54 illus., 49 illus. in color. In 4 volumes, not available separately.

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  • First comprehensive survey of global bioethics in specific countries
  • Describes and analyzes bioethics in around 40 countries
  • Focuses on institutionalization and the most important state-of-the-art discussions and emerging topics in the field
  • Provides a unique global perspective facilitating comparison of the state of bioethics in various countries
  • Gathers a renowned global group of international authors

As the first of its kind, this handbook presents state-of-the-art information and analysis concerning the state of affairs in bioethics in around 40 countries.

The country reports point out the most important discussions as well as the emerging topics in the field. Readers can orientate themselves quickly with regard to the various relevant issues, institutional structures and expertise available in these countries.

The authorship of this reference work is truly global as it involves contributions from the best authors with innate knowledge of the bioethics situation in these countries.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Ethics - Global bioethics - Globalization - Medical ethics - Research ethics

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

Table of contents 

Handbook of Global Bioethics Volumes 1and 2; Section 1: Introduction.- Global Bioethics.- History of Global Bioethics.- Structure of the Compendium.- Section 2: Principles of Global Bioethics.- Human dignity and human rights.- Benefit and harm.- Autonomy and individual responsibility.- Persons without the capacity to consent.- Respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity.- Privacy and Confidentiality.- Non-discrimination and stigmatization.- Respect for cultural diversity and pluralism.- Solidarity and cooperation.- Social responsibility and health.- Sharing of Benefits.- Protection of the environment, the biosphere and biodiversity.- Section 3: Cultural Perspectives.- African perspectives.- Arab perspectives.- European perspectives.- Latin American perspectives.- North American perspectives.- Section 4: Religious Perspectives.- Buddhism.- Catholicism.- Confucianism.- Judaism.- Orthodox Christianity.- Protestantism.- Taoism.- Section 5: Specific Issues from a Global Perspective.- Bioethics education.- Bioethics and human rights.- Biobanking.- Biometrics.- Clinical research in resource-poor settings.- Codes of conduct.- Commodification of human tissue.- Corruption.- Disasters.- Dual use.- Enhancement.- Fair trade.- Genetic modification.- Human cloning.- Immigrants and displaced persons.- Informed consent.- Migration of health personnel and brain drain.- Organ trafficking and transplant tourism.- Poverty.- Scientific misconduct and research integrity.- Synthetic biology.- Section 6: Future Perspectives.- Future Perspectives.- Volumes 3 and 4; Section 7: Countries and Regions.- Argentina.- Australia.- Brazil.- Bulgaria.- Burkina Faso.- Cameroon.- Canada.- China.- Colombia.- Congo, Democratic Republic of the.-Croatia.- Denmark.- Dominican Republic.- Egypt.- Ethiopia.- Iceland.- India.- Indonesia.- Iran, Islamic Republic of.-Kazakhstan.- Lithuania.- Malawi.- Malta.- Netherlands.- New Zealand.- Norway.- Oceania.- Philippines.- Portugal.- Singapore.- Slovakia.- South Africa.- Spain.- Sri Lanka.- Switzerland.- Syrian Arab Republic.- Turkey.- Ukraine.- USA.- Index.

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