Ethics on the inside?

Debra A. Debruin

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Ethics of Bioethics
Subtitle of host publicationMapping the Moral Landscape
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780801886126
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


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