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Medical LawText, Cases, and Materials

Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn)

Emily Jackson
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date: 03 June 2023

p. 11. An Introduction to Bioethicslocked

p. 11. An Introduction to Bioethicslocked

  • Emily JacksonEmily JacksonProfessor of Law, London School of Economics


All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter, which provides an introduction to bioethical reasoning, first explains the meaning of ‘medical ethics’ and the more recent term ‘bioethics’. It then considers how medical ethics has borrowed from different traditions in moral philosophy and varieties of ethical reasoning—from religious bioethics to a feminist ethic of care.

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