Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics

Living Edition
| Editors: Henk ten Have

Bioethics: And Politics

  • Paula Martinho da Silva
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_52-1

Abstract

Bioethics has become a subject of public debate, and the discussion has spread to a number of different, mainly deliberative, forums. Bioethical issues soon started to influence legislative debate and policies on health and new technologies. This entry reviews the evolution of the bioethics debate and its influence on politics and presents an overview of the future discussion.

Keywords

Bioethics Politics Biopolitics Representation Civil society 
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Further Readings

  1. Fleischhauer, K., & Hermerén, G. (2006). Goals of medicine in the course of history and today. Stockholm: Klung. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien.Google Scholar
  2. Testard, J. (2015). L’Humanitude au pouvoir. Paris: Seuil.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of BioethicsUniversidade CatólicaLisbonPortugal