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Abstract

This chapter’s aim is not to give a historical perspective or an exhaustive review of the path of bioethics in Portugal but rather to address selected topics which have been and still are prominent in the bioethical debate, some of them attracting the interest of large sections of the population. In order to do this, the institutions where bioethics are discussed, taught, or researched as well as the many activities of these institutions will be described. As a result of such discussion and research, public awareness of bioethical problems is much broader and the laity’s contributions in these matters are leading to political and legal consequences of paramount importance. This chapter will focus principally on the situation in the last decade, since information concerning earlier years is to be found in older review articles (Biscaia, J., & Osswald, W. (1995). Bioética in Portugal: 1991–1993. In B. Andrew Lustig (Ed.), Bioethics yearbook (Vol. 4, pp. 285–289). Amsterdam: Kluwer; Biscaia, J., & Osswald, W. (2007). Bioética em Portugal: História e perspectivas. In L. Pessini & P. Bauchifontaine (Eds.), Bioética na Iberoamérica (pp. 277–289). São Paulo: Ed. Loyola; Nunez, M. P., & Abel, F. (1992). Bioethics in Portugal: 1989-1991. In B. A. Lustig (Ed.), Bioethics yearbook (Vol. 2, pp. 265–271). Amsterdam: Kluwer).

Keywords

Medical Ethic Assisted Reproduction Pediatric Palliative Care Pediatric Palliative Clinical Trial Directive 
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References

  1. Biscaia, J., & Osswald, W. (1995). Bioética in Portugal: 1991–1993. In B. Andrew Lustig (Ed.), Bioethics yearbook (Vol.4, pp. 285–289). Amsterdam : Kluwer Academic Publishers.Google Scholar
  2. Biscaia, J., & Osswald, W. (2007). Bioética em Portugal: História e perspectivas. In L. Pessini & P. Bauchifontaine (Eds.), Bioética na Iberoamérica (pp. 277–289). São Paulo: Ed. Loyola.Google Scholar
  3. Nunez, M. P., & Abel, F. (1992). Bioethics in Portugal: 1989–1991. In B. A. Lustig (Ed.), Bioethics yearbook (Vol.2, pp. 265–271). Amsterdam : Kluwer Academic Publishers.Google Scholar

Contacts

  1. In order to obtain further information on the institutions referred to above and for their activities, please contact:Google Scholar
  2. Centro de Bioética – Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (Director: Prof. Doutor A. Barbosa) Av. Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisboa. Telefone: (+351) 21798 5100, Fax: (+351) 217985110. E-mail: fml@fm.ul.ptGoogle Scholar
  3. Centro de Direito Biomédico – Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (Director: Prof. Doutor G. de Oliveira) Pátio da Universidade, 3004 – 545 Coimbra, Portugal. Telefone: (+351) 239859801/02. Fax: (+351) 239 823 353. E-Mail: fduc@fd.uc.ptGoogle Scholar
  4. Centro de Estudos de Bioética (Director: Prof. Doutor Filipe Almeida) Rua de Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal. E-mail: filipenunoalmeida@gmail.com.Google Scholar
  5. Conselho Nacional de Ética para as Ciências da Vida (President: Prof. Doutor Miguel Oliveira e Silva, Executive Secretary: Dra Cíntia Águas) Avenida D. Carlos I, n.° 146 - 2° Esq.1200-651 LISBOA PORTUGAL Tel. +351 213 910 884 Fax +351 213 917 509. www.cnecv.pt E-mail: caguas@cnecv.pt
  6. Instituto de Bioética da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Director: Prof. Doutora Ana Sofia Carvalho) Rua de Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal. Telefone: (+351 )226196216. Fax: (+351) 226196291. E-mail. ib@porto.ucp.pt.Google Scholar
  7. Serviço de Bioética e Ética Médica da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto (Director: Prof. Doutor Rui Nunes) Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal. Telef: (+351) 225513625. Fax: (+351) 225513697. E-mail: ruinunes@med.up.ptGoogle Scholar
  8. Universidade dos Açores, Departamento de Filosofia (Director: Prof. Doutora Maria do Céu Patrão Neves) Campus de Ponta Delgada, Apartado 1422, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel, Açores, Portugal. Telefone: (+351) 296650000. Fax: (+351) 296650005. E-mail: patrao@notes.uac.ptGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Bioética, Universidade Católica PortuguesaPortoPortugal

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