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Title Religious perspectives on human vulnerability in bioethics / Joseph Tham, Alberto Garcia, Gonzalo Miranda, editors.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, [2014]

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Series Advancing global bioethics ; 2
Advancing global bioethics ; v. 2.
Subject Bioethics -- Religious aspects.
Vulnerability (Personality trait) -- Religious aspects.
Alt Name Tham, Joseph, 1965-
Garcia, Alberto, 1964-
Miranda, Gonzalo, 1954-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 251 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary With the advance of biomedicine, certain individuals and groups are vulnerable because of their incapacities to defend themselves. The International Bioethics Committee as a UNESCO working group has for the last several years dedicated to deepen this principle of human vulnerability and personal integrity. This book serves to supplement this effort with a religious perspective given a great number of the world's population is affiliated with some religious traditions. While there is diversity within each of these traditions, all of them carry in them the mission to protect the weak, the underprivileged, and the poor. Thus, here presented is a collection of papers written by bioethics experts from six major world religions-Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism-who were gathered to discuss the meaning and implications of the principle of vulnerability in their respective traditions.
Contents Preface; Contents; Contributors; About the Authors; Chapter-1; Introduction: The Principle of Vulnerability: Meeting Ground of Six Religions; Bibliography; Part I; General Considerations on the Principle of Vulnerability in Bioethics; Chapter-2; Vulnerability: How did the principle Come About?; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 A New Principle; 2.3 The Difficult Process of Revision of the Declaration; 2.4 Immediate Approval of the Principle; 2.5 Towards a Report on the Principle; References; Chapter-3; The Principle of Vulnerability in the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.
3.1 Introduction3.2 The Emergence of Vulnerability in Authoritative Bioethics Documents; 3.2.1 The Belmont Report; 3.2.2 The CIOMS Guidelines; 3.2.3 The Declaration of Helsinki; 3.2.4 The Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights; 3.3 Controversial Dimensions of Vulnerability; 3.4 Conclusion; References; Chapter-4; Vulnerability: Considerations on the Appropriate Use of the Term in Bioethics; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Some Uses of "vulnerability"; 4.3 A Key to Interpretation: Vulnerability and Corporeality; 4.4 Vulnerability and Desire: A False Source of Vulnerability; 4.5 Conclusion.
6.2 Vulnerability and Otherness6.3 Vulnerability and Agape; References; Chapter-7; Family as First Bulwark for the Vulnerable: Confucian Perspectives on the Anthropology and Ethics of Human Vulnerability; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 The Confucian Family-centric Vision; 7.3 Family Co-determination as the First Bulwark Protecting Patients; 7.4 Hong Kong as Illustration; 7.4.1 When Patients are Competent; 7.4.2 Two Illustrations; 7.4.3 Disrespect for the Patient's Will; 7.5 Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter-8; Between Tradition and Modernity: Bioethics, Human Vulnerability and Social Change.
8.1 The Hindu Tradition8.2 Religion; 8.3 Social Divisions in the Hindu Culture; 8.4 Sources of Strength and Protection; 8.4.1 Sources of Vulnerabilities; 8.5 Social and Political Change; 8.5.1 Reform Movements; 8.5.2 The New Rulers; 8.5.3 After Independence; 8.6 Bioethical Challenges for the Twenty-First Century; 8.7 Conclusion; References; 9.1 Introduction; Chapter-9; Human Vulnerability in Islam; 9.2 Vulnerability and Weakness: Our Human Condition; 9.3 Children and Women: Rights and Needsto be Protected; 9.4 Extending Mercy to the Elderly and the Sick; 9.5 Medical Care and Bioethical Issues.
Note Title of pdf version (EBSCO, viewed on July 16, 2014).
ISBN 9789401787369 (electronic bk.)
9401787360 (electronic bk.)
9401787352 (print)
9789401787352 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-017-8736-9
OCLC # 883736187
Additional Format Printed edition: 9789401787352

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