David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 12 (03):242-246 (2003)
When I immigrated to Australia from the United States a few years ago, at first I found many similarities between the countries. But underneath the apparent similarities, notably a shared language, lay much deeper differences in history, politics, and culture that have considerable impacts on attitudes and approaches to issues in bioethics and medicine. For instance, debates continue regarding cloning and embryonic stem cell research, particularly given the long history of research in reproductive medicine and reproductive technologies in Australia. Although there are individuals and groups opposed to such research on grounds associated with pro-life or anti-abortion stances, the discussions more often hinge on what should be funded by the government and eventually what should be provided to all within the public system of healthcare. This theme is one common thread that unites many current controversies in bioethics, but perhaps not for the reasons that an outsider might at first expect. Indeed, allocation of limited resources is part of what is considered relevant, but money is rarely presented as the decisive issue in these debates. Instead, considerations such as what is medically necessary , what contributes to a “good life” , and how to respect and enable fulfillment of autonomous decisions by individuals and families in this rapidly changing context are key to many of the disputes. This brief report is necessarily selective, but it is designed to give a flavor of the terms of the debates as they are currently developing
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Rachel A. Ankeny & Sabina Leonelli (2011). Bioethics Authorship in Context: How Trends in Biomedicine Challenge Bioethics. American Journal of Bioethics 11 (10):22 - 24.
Arleen L. F. Salles & María Julia Bertomeu (eds.) (2002). Bioethics: Latin American Perspectives. Rodopi.
Rachel A. Ankeny (2003). Back to Basics for Bioethics. Metascience 12 (2):177-182.
Peter Shiu-Hwa Tsu (2011). Two Sorts of Health Maximization: Average View and Total View. American Journal of Bioethics 11 (12):41-42.
Howard Brody & Arlene Macdonald (2013). Religion and Bioethics: Toward an Expanded Understanding. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 34 (2):133-145.
David Hunter (2008). Bioethics and Vulnerability: A Latin American View – by Florencia Luna. Developing World Bioethics 8 (3):242-243.
Sirkku K. Hellsten (2008). Global Bioethics: Utopia or Reality? Developing World Bioethics 8 (2):70-81.
Catherine Myser (2009). A View From the Borderlands of Philosophical Bioethics and Empirical Social Science Research: How the 'Is' Can Inform the 'Ought'. American Journal of Bioethics 9 (6):88-91.
Renée C. Fox (2008). Observing Bioethics. Oxford University Press.
Rachel A. Ankeny & Ian Kerridge (2004). On Not Taking Objective Risk Assessments at Face Value. American Journal of Bioethics 4 (3):35 – 37.
Gabrielle Samuel, Rachel Ankeny & Ian Kerridge (2006). Mixing Metaphors in Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation. American Journal of Bioethics 6 (6):58-59.
Rachel A. Ankeny (2003). No Real Categories, Only Chimeras and Illusions: The Interplay Between Morality and Science in Debates Over Embryonic Chimeras. American Journal of Bioethics 3 (3):31-33.
Jason Scott Robert, Mary Sunderland, Rachel Ankeny & Jane Maienschein (2008). Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “The Ethos and Ethics of Translational Research”. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (3):1-3.
Christian Spiess (2007). Recognition and Social Justice: A Roman Catholic View of Christian Bioethics of Long-Term Care and Community Service. Christian Bioethics 13 (3):287-301.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads12 ( #200,933 of 1,725,831 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #72,211 of 1,725,831 )
How can I increase my downloads?