Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Genethics

Rebecca Bennett, C Erin, John Harris, Soren Holm

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Bioethics investigates ethical issues arising in the life sciences (medicine, health care, genetics, biology, research and so on) by applying the principles of Moral Philosophy (chapter 6) to these problems. Medical ethics and genethics (ethical issues arising from the discipline of genetics) are subsets of bioethics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Companion to Philosophy
EditorsNicholas Bunnin, E. P. Tsui-James
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBasil Blackwell Ltd
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780470996362
ISBN (Print)9780631219071
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • bioethics
  • genetics
  • medical ethics
  • respect for autonomy
  • ethics and law


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