Bioethics and health and human rights: a critical view

Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (1):17-20 (2006)
Recent decades have seen the emergence of two new fields of inquiry into ethical issues in medicine. These are the fields of bioethics and of health and human rights. In this critical review of these fields, the author argues that bioethics, partly because it has been construed so broadly, suffers from quality control problems. The author also argues that the field of health and human rights is superfluous because it does nothing that cannot be done by either bioethics of the law
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DOI 10.1136/jme.2005.011775
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