Item description for Human Rights and Biomedicine by George Smith...
The eight chapters within this volume are structured around an exploration of the fundamental issues in the field of biomedical human rights: dignity and autonomy in not only procreative liberties but throughout the complete cycle of life and death, the freedom of scientific inquiry into the new biotechnological methods of collaborative reproduction, the right to genetic integrity at birth and throughout life, and the equitable right to health or access to health care benefits during life and old age. All these central issues are tested, of necessity, but utilitarian principles which, in turn, force the templates for decision making, evaluate the gravity of harm deriving from a particular human right and its recognition and enforcement measured against the utility of the social, economic, or cultural good accruing from recognition of such a right in the first instance. Ultimately, cultural relativism will be seen -- more often than universality -- as the determinative point of balance. This volume not only informs the ongoing debate on the role of human rights in biomedicine, but will also provide enlightened responses to the troublesome issues presented in this new age of biotechnology.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 20, 2000
ISBN 9041114475 ISBN13 9789041114471
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More About George Smith
George Smith, a children's book author and publisher, has been conducting writing workshops at schools since 2004. He is passionate about helping young writers turntheir creative story ideas to captivating stories that others would enjoyreading. He has authored two children's books, a marine life guide book for science teachers and functioned as an editorfor several publications. He lives in Lakewood, New Jersey and loves to travel. Please visit quillpad.org or LumosLearning.com to learn more.
George Smith has an academic affiliation as follows - Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences University of Melbourne Pa.