Bioethics in Africa: theories and praxis

Wilmington, Delaware: Vernon Press (2019)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Bioethics urges us to question and debate fundamental moral issues that arise in health-related sciences. However, as a result of Western dominance and globalization, bioethical thinking and practice has inevitably been shaped and defined by Western theories. With recent discussions centering on the relationship between culture and bioethics, it is important to consider how and to what extent can bioethics reflect and accommodate non-Western values and beliefs? Debatably, many scholars working in the field of ‘African bioethics’ seek to construct a bioethical practice that is grounded in indigenous African values. Yet, how relevant are ancient African cultural norms to the lives and realities of the 21st century Sub-Saharan-Africans? This edited volume explores bioethics in Africa from pluralistic and inter-cultural perspectives. The selected papers offer diverse theoretical and practical perspectives on the bioethical challenges that are common and specific to the lives of Sub-Sahara Africans. The contributors define bioethics broadly (beyond ethical issues relating to biomedical and biotechnological science) to include applied ethics that concern all aspects of life. Multidisciplinary in approach, the contributions to this book consider bioethics in relation to philosophy, social work, psychiatry, African studies, religious studies, psychology, and medicine. The broad scope of this volume means it will be of interest to those studying and working in bioethics as well as the fields mentioned above.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,923

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Bioethics As Social Philosophy.Kevin Wildes - 2002 - Social Philosophy and Policy 19 (2):113-125.
Bioethics as social philosophy.Kevin Wm Wildes - 2002 - Social Philosophy and Policy 19 (2):113-125.
heoretical Medicine and Bioethics Index to Volume 20.[author unknown] - 2004 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20 (6):599-602.
Debating bioethics.Sreekumar Nellickappilly - 2023 - New York: Routledge.
Illuminating environmental bioethics.Rob Irvine - 2009 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (4):415-416.
Bioethics: Issues and Dilemmas.Tyler N. Pace (ed.) - 2010 - New York: Nova Science Publishers.
The international network onfeminist approaches to bioethics.[author unknown] - 2006 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2 (3):184-184.
Continental philosophy and bioethics.Catherine Mills - 2010 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (2):145-148.
Call for papers on bioethics in asia.Jing-Bao Nie - 2006 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 3 (3):205-205.
Medicine, Law and Social Change.Leanna Darvall & Beth Gaze - 1994 - Bioethics 8 (4):352-355.

Analytics

Added to PP
2022-12-03

Downloads
14 (#1,015,252)

6 months
10 (#306,562)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Caesar Alimsinya Atuire
University of Ghana

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references