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Ethics, Biomedical Issues
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Bioethics is reflection on the moral significance and care of nature and of human nature, and on the appropriate development and application of related technologies. Bioethics encompasses healthcare ethics, which addresses the dignity and care of human beings in the contexts of procreation, illness across the life span, public health, preventive medicine, sexuality, research, and healthcare delivery and policy. Yet bioethics is broader than healthcare ethics – of which medical eth…

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Post, Stephen G., “Ethics, Biomedical Issues”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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