International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care

An International Perspective

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

  • 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
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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.

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“The concept of autonomy, as intended in the traditional Anglo-American bioethical discourse, is extensively discussed in the book … . The contributions presented in the book are of interest for students and scholars trained in law, bioethics, and health care. The anthology can also represent a good basis for people who wish to start studying human rights in a clinical or research context. Thanks to the ability of the authors … they are written clearly enough to be understandable to non-specialists as well.”­­­ (Corinna Porteri, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 31, March, 2010)

“This is a rich, powerful collection of essays dealing with important issues facing modern health care. … begins with a series of excellent essays on human rights which explores the relationship of human rights, social policy and health care. … The essays themselves are inspired by his work. … This volume is a fitting testimony to his concerns and commitment, as the questions of human dignity have and will continue to play a central role in our debates about new, revolutionary health care technologies.”­­­ (Kevin Wm. Wildes, Human Rights Reviews, Vol. 12, 2011)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Evolving Bioethics and International Human Rights

    Thomasma, David C.

    Pages 11-24

  • Dignity, Rights, Health Care, and Human Flourishing

    Sulmasy, David P.

    Pages 25-36

  • Human Rights: The Ethics Of Globalization

    Pintos, Guillermo Díaz

    Pages 37-44

  • Human Rights And The Right To Health Care

    Goldworth, Amnon

    Pages 45-54

  • Religion, International Human Rights And Women’s Health: Synthesizing Principles And Politics

    Guinn, David E.

    Pages 55-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • David N. Weisstub
  • Guillermo Díaz Pintos
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5841-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5841-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5840-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7453-9
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 404
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