Firstly, it is clear that bioethicists
coming to the field primarily from philosophy are probably coming in with one or other of the dominant Western philosophical traditions.
There has been abundant litigation surrounding the issue, with the bioethics movement leading the charge to allow bioethicists
and doctors to decide when a patient should die.
Weighing in with a letter to NIH were scientists and a bioethicist
from Stanford University and other institutions who cited "the tremendous potential" of research on human stem cells in nonhuman embryos.
Whatever some bioethicists
might believe, autonomy is never enhanced by ignorance.
If the goal is to protect health, then medically supervised doping is likely to be a better route," says bioethicist
Andy Miah said (http://www.
This view is imputed to them on the basis of a citation that leads one to a bullet point amongst a list of 'certain nodal areas of concern and contention' generated from an examination of the literature and interviews with bioethicists
These sources show that we bioethicists
, rather than looking for new issues, would do better to look at ourselves.
teach medical students and undergraduates; they serve on hospital ethics committees and on research review boards.
However, pragmatic bioethicists
point out that not every clinical situation is like every other.
Buoyed by these collective memories, good theological bioethicists
should become "self conscious mediator(s) between participatory movements for equity in health care; religious and philosophical worldviews and language; dominant institutions of civil society, state, and market; and policy-setting agencies at the grassroots, local, national, regional, and global levels" (p69).
Unfortunately, many Catholic theologians and bioethicists
have misled Catholics, suggesting that ANH may be refused, withdrawn, or withheld if a patient is cognitively impaired.
Since Bush's panel was convened in August 2001, the council has politicized biotech research to an extent previously unimaginable, say top scientists and progressive bioethicists