Respect for Human Vulnerability: The Emergence of a New Principle in Bioethics.

@article{Have2015RespectFH,
  title={Respect for Human Vulnerability: The Emergence of a New Principle in Bioethics.},
  author={H A M J ten Have},
  journal={Journal of bioethical inquiry},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={395-408}
}
Vulnerability has become a popular though controversial topic in bioethics, notably since 2000. As a result, a common body of knowledge has emerged (1) distinguishing between different types of vulnerability, (2) criticizing the categorization of populations as vulnerable, and (3) questioning the practical implications. It is argued that two perspectives on vulnerability, i.e., the philosophical and political, pose challenges to contemporary bioethics discourse: they re-examine the significance… CONTINUE READING
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