Bioethics for Every Generation - Deliberation and Education in Health, Science, and Technology
Bioethics permeates multiple facets of our public and private lives. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has tackled challenges that all of us face as individuals, professionals, family members, and members of society in an increasingly interconnected world. Such questions include, among others, whether and how to employ advancing technology, how researchers and health care providers should behave in certain situations, how governments should handle public health emergencies, and how individuals should incorporate their values when making decisions on behalf of loved ones. Taken together, these questions get to the heart of what it means to be a participant in our democracy and, in an even broader sense, a responsible member of our world. Tackling these questions requires careful and reasoned deliberation, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the values that each of us brings to the discussion. Deliberation and education are joined in a virtuous circle, reinforcing one another to create a more democratic and just society.
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Magalhães, Susana; Araújo, Joana; Carvalho, Ana Sofia (2011-03)Since the focus of Bioethics is the bridge between Humanities and the Life Sciences and bearing in mind that this bridge is often difficult to build, those who believe that this dialogue is important in our days should ...