Medical Ethics in India
Desai, Prakash N.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1988 Aug; 13(3): 231-255.
Medical ethics in the Indian context is closely related to indigenous classical and folk traditions. This article traces the history of Indian conceptions of ethics and medicine, with an emphasis on the Hindu tradition. Classical Ayurvedic texts including Carakasamhita and Susrutasamhita provide foundational assumptions about the body, the self, and
Abortion; Attitudes; Beginning of Life; Bioethical Issues; Bioethics; Drugs; Ethics; Females; Fetal Tissue Donation; Fetuses; Health; Hindu Ethics; Historical Aspects; Infanticide; Life; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Reproduction; Reproductive Technologies; Sex Determination; Sexuality; Tissue Donation; Transplantation; Virtues;
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