Presidential address: The ethics of recognition, responsibility, and respect

Bioethics 23 (9):483-485 (2009)
Ethics can be understood as a code of behaviour or as the study of codes of behaviour. While the mission of the International Association of Bioethics is a scholarly examination of moral issues in health care and the biological sciences, many people in the field believe that it is also their task to create new and better codes of practice. Both ways of doing bioethics are sound, but it is important to be aware of the distinction. In this paper, I will study the sources and aims of ethics and suggest a code of conduct for bioethicists based on recognition, responsibility, and respect.
Keywords responsibility  recognition  practice  study  ethics  respect  bioethics
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