Bioethics, Disability, and the Good Life: Remembering Christopher Newell, 1964–2008
- Gerard Goggin
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The untimely passing of Reverend Canon Dr Christopher Newell, AM, came as a shock to many in the bioethics world. As well as an obituary, this article notes a number of important themes in his work, and provides a select bibliography. Christopher's major contribution to this field is that he was one of a handful of scholars who made disability not only an acceptable area of bioethics—indeed a vital, central, fertile area of enquiry. Crucially Christopher emphasised that where we do ethics is actually in everyday life—while we mourn his passing, his rich work and example will continue to inspire bioethical inquiry.
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- Bioethics, Disability, and the Good Life: Remembering Christopher Newell, 1964–2008
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Volume 5, Issue 4 , pp 235-238
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- Christopher Newell
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- Gerard Goggin (1)
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- 1. Journalism and Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, 2052, Australia