The Philippines: A Public Awakening
de Castro, Leonardo D.
Hastings Center Report. 1990 Mar/Apr; 20(2): 27-28.
This is the last of a set of three articles concerning "bioethics on the Pacific Rim." In his discussion of bioethical issues in the Philippines, de Castro focuses primarily on: (a) the impact of Roman Catholicism on the public debate over topics such as abortion, contraception, and population policy, and (b) the issue of justice in the allocation of the country's inadequate health resources. He notes progress on two fronts: recently enacted legislation regulating physician prescribing practices will improve access by the poor to prescription drugs, and national guidelines on biomedical research provide for the establishment of a National Ethics Committee dominated by nonphysicians. (KIE abstract)
Abortion; Advisory Committees; Allowing to Die; Bioethical Issues; Bioethics; Biomedical Research; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Constitutional Law; Contraception; Criminal Law; Developing Countries; Drugs; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Guidelines; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Human Experimentation; Indigents; Industry; Justice; Law; Legislation; Life; Physicians; Population Control; Public Policy; Research; Research Ethics; Resource Allocation; Roman Catholics;
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