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  • Ana Borovečki
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Abstract

This chapter gives an overview of the historical development of the field of bioethics in Croatia.

The major events and actors are described. The bioethics teaching infrastructure is explained as well as the major legal provisions important for different bioethical issues. The names of important journals in the field are given as well as the important institutions. The development of ethics committees is explored. Major bioethical issues for the Croatian bioethical debates are discussed: DNR orders, patients’ rights, healthcare system access, reproductive medicine, medical research, transplantation medicine, palliative care, psychiatric care, and relationship with industry. Future challenges are also being addressed. Bioethics in Croatia has come a long way since its beginnings. However, there is a need for further development of the field especially in the areas of education, patients’ rights, genetic research, and bio-banks.

Keywords

Palliative Care Healthcare Institution Legal Provision Postgraduate Level National Bioethic Committee 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medicine, Andrija Stampar School of Public HealthUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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