Bioethics has become "an accommodating handmaiden" (Callahan 1996, 3) to the biomedical sciences, and in so doing, has "sold out" (Loewy 2002, 388). So goes the concern, raised by a number (albeit a small one) of passionate voices in the field. It is a very troubling worry, one that merits serious consideration. In this chapter, I shall describe this criticism and assess its legitimacy. I shall address the responsibility of individual bioethicists for responding to this concern. However, I shall also insist that the institutions within which we work must share this responsibility.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Ethics of Bioethics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Mapping the Moral Landscape|
|Publisher||The Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2007|