Handbook of Global Bioethics

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

  • 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
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About this Reference Work

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.

About the authors

Bert Gordijn is Chair of Ethics and Director of the Ethics Institute at Dublin City University. He has studied Philosophy and History at the Universities of Utrecht (Netherlands), Strasbourg (France) and Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany). In 1995 he was awarded a doctorate in Philosophy; in 2003 he received a doctorate in Bioethics. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics at Lancaster University (UK), the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University (USA) and the Fondation Brocher (Switzerland). Bert is Editor-in-Chief of the academic book series The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology (published by Springer). In addition he is Editor-in-Chief of two peer reviewed journals: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy (also published by Springer) and Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology (published by Berkeley Electronic Press). Bert has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Patent Organization, the External Science Advisory Panel to the Long-Range Research Initiative of the European Chemical Industry Council and has served on the UNESCO expert committee on ethics and nanotechnology.Henk ten Have studied medicine and philosophy at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He received his medical degree in 1976 from Leiden University and his philosophy degree in 1983. He worked as a researcher in the Pathology Laboratory, University of Leiden (1976-1977), as a practicing physician in the Municipal Health Services, City of Rotterdam (1978-1979), and as a Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Limburg, Maastricht (1982-1991). From 1991 he was a Professor of Medical Ethics and the Director of the Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine in the University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In September 2003 he joined UNESCO as Director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology. In 2010 he was appointed as Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“‘The Handbook aims to provide a geographic and systemic overview of global bioethics.’ They have succeeded in their goal. The purported audience for the Handbook includes bioethicists, health-care providers, health-care educators, individuals who are involved in clinical research, academics in the fields of law, science and technology studies, medicine, associated health-care professionals, religion, and cultural anthropology. … The Handbook is a highly recommended resource.” (Barry R. Masters, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2014)


Table of contents (89 chapters)

  • Global Bioethics

    Have, Henk A. M. J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • History of Global Bioethics

    Gracia, Diego

    Pages 19-34

  • Structure of the Compendium

    ten Have, Henk A. M. J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-42

  • Human Dignity and Human Rights

    Andorno, Roberto

    Pages 45-57

  • Benefit and Harm

    Evans, Donald

    Pages 59-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Global Bioethics
Editors
  • Henk A.M.J. ten Have
  • Bert Gordijn
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Print + eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2513-3
eReference ISBN
978-94-007-2512-6
Print ISBN
978-94-007-2511-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 1685
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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