• Corpus ID: 34068215

The History of Bioethics : Its Rise and Significance

  title={The History of Bioethics : Its Rise and Significance},
  author={San Francisco State},
Bioethics, the unique conceptualizing, analyses, andmanagerial methods that arose in response to discomfiting postwar developments in biology, medicine, and biotechnology, spawned a new profession and seeded novel social institutions. It has sown think tanks, educational programs or courses in universities, law and medical schools, hospital consultancies, research review committees, national policy commissions, professional associations, and generated a massive publication roster. A… 
1 Citations



The End of the Great Bioethics Compromise

  • J. Moreno
  • Political Science
    The Hastings Center report
  • 2005
The ideological struggle that riled bioethics in the most recent election cycle has been latent in the field from the very beginning, and Leon Kass is one of a very few whose discourse continues to resemble that of the prophetic founders of the field.

The birth of the empirical turn in bioethics.

A new and positive climate for empirical approaches has arisen, but the original difficulties have not disappeared; a problematic relationship cannot simply and easily evolve into a perfect interaction.

Bioethics: Using Its Historical and Social Context

This work casts bioethics as less a worked-out expertise than a historically contingent reflection of anxieties about medical practice that can change, and describes some of the major “schools” and approaches that have emerged in the field.

Moving Beyond Bioethics: History and the Search for Medical Humanism

  • G. Belkin
  • Philosophy
    Perspectives in biology and medicine
  • 2004
The importance of using other forms of inquiry, especially that of history, to examine aspects of medical practice and the emergence of bioethics itself is not simply to refine bioethical moral analysis, but to move towards what is more sorely needed: a true medical humanism.

Meanings, policies, and medicine: on the bioethical enterprise and history.

tive, though its most egregious symptoms present themselves in these interrelated forms. One need only pick up a newspaper or magazine to be reminded of the omnipresent and multidimen sional nature

The story of bioethics : from seminal works to contemporary explorations

PrefaceEran P. Klein and Jennifer K. Walter Part One: Theories in Bioethics 1. From Medical Ethics to a Moral Philosophy of the ProfessionsEdmund D. Pellegrino 2. The Origins, Goals, and Core

Fragmented ethics and "bridge bioethics".

  • V. Potter
  • Political Science
    The Hastings Center report
  • 1999
Van Rensselaer Potter, one of the earliest proponents of a generous understanding of bioethics, is invited to reflect on the character of the field and the questions with which it should grapple.

Bioethics and history.

  • R. Baker
  • Philosophy
    The Journal of medicine and philosophy
  • 2002
This essay proceeds by suggesting the sterility of the ahistoric, rationalist applied ethics model of bioethics embraced by standard bioethic textbooks, and suggests the fecundity of alternative conceptions of theBioethics that focus on the history of successful and failed attempts to negotiate moral change, and thehistory of multifaceted relations between moral philosophy and practical ethics.

The birth of bioethics.

  • A. Jonsen
  • Medicine
    The Hastings Center report
  • 1993
On 23-24 September 1992, "The Birth of Bioethics," held at the University of Washington, Seattle, gathered many of the "pioneers" of the new ethics of medicine to review its history and project its future.

The Ethics of Bioethics: Mapping the Moral Landscape

Through twenty-five lively essays examining the field's history and trends, shortcomings and strengths, and the political and policy interplay within the bioethical realm, this comprehensive book begins a much-needed critical and constructive discussion of the moral landscape of bioethics.