Diametros 42:1-28 (2014)

Barbara Chyrowicz
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
The issues presented in this article bear on the status of bioethics as an academic discipline and research methods employed in it. With regard to the status of bioethics, I discuss problems related to the definition of bioethics, the ways of addressing bioethical issues and the choice of the discipline within which bioethics should be developed . The presented methods of bioethics have been divided into normative and non-normative. The non-normative methods are empirical, both qualitative and quantitative, whereas normative methods have been divided into three groups: methods based on principles , casuistry, and alternative methods . Since alternative ways of addressing bioethical issues are not always sufficiently developed from the methodological point of view, I have introduced, apart from the concept of method, the concept of research perspective
Keywords bioethics' method  A.R. Jonsen  definition of bioethics  alternative methods  metoda bioetyki  E.D. Pellegrino  T. Beauchamp  principle - based methods  metody alternatywne  metody oparte na zasadach  metoda kazuistyczna  casuistic method  definicja bioetyki  J. Childress
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DOI 10.13153/diam.42.2014.680
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