Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care

An International Perspective

  • David N. Weisstub
  • Guillermo Díaz Pintos

Part of the International Library Of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-8
  2. Health Care, Human Rights and Social Policy

  3. The Centrality And Limits Of Autonomy

  4. Pluralism, Race And Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Terry Carney
      Pages 155-172
    3. Ana Marta González
      Pages 173-187
    4. Andrés Ollero
      Pages 205-214
  5. Future Legal Ordering And Social Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215

About this book


Autonomy and Human Rights in Healthcare: An International Perspective is a group of essays published in memory of David Thomasma, one of the leading humanists in the field of bioethics during the twentieth century. A pioneer in the field of multidisciplinary research, having integrated major theological and philosophical traditions in the west with modern science, Thomasma was a role model to the authors who have devoted essays to his major avenues of inquiry. The authors represent many different countries and disciplines throughout the globe. The volume deals with the pressing issue of how to ground a universal bioethics in the context of the conflicted world of combative cultures and perspectives.


Ethics Medical Ethics Religion autonomy bioethics health human rights

Authors and affiliations

  • David N. Weisstub
    • 1
  • Guillermo Díaz Pintos
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de MontréalCanada
  2. 2.Universidad de Castilla-La ManchaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5840-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5841-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
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