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Handbook of global bioethics

Author: H ten Have; Bert Gordijn
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, [2014] ©2014
Series: Springer reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the first of its kind, this handbook presents state-of-the-art information and analysis concerning the state of affairs in bioethics in approximately 50 countries. The country reports point out the most important discussions as well as the emerging topics in the field. Readers can orientate themselves quickly as regards the various relevant issues, institutional structures and expertise available in these  Read more...
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Handbook of global bioethics.
Dordrecht : Springer, 2014
(OCoLC)859197134
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H ten Have; Bert Gordijn
ISBN: 9789400725119 9400725116 9789400725133 9400725132
OCLC Number: 857973337
Notes: With 54 figures and 17 tables.
Description: 4 volumes (xxiv, 1685 pages) : color illustrations, color maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Springer reference.
Responsibility: Henk A.M.J. ten Have, Bert Gordijn, editors.

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