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Author Wilson, Duncan, 1978-
Title The making of British bioethics / Duncan Wilson.
Imprint Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2014.

Author Wilson, Duncan, 1978-
Series Online access: NCBI NCBI Bookshelf.
Subject Bioethics -- Great Britain -- History.
Bioethics -- history.
Bioethical Issues -- history.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
United Kingdom.
Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xi, 303 pages)) : portrait
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1: Ethics 'by and for professions': the origins and endurance of club regulation -- 2: Ian Ramsey, theology and 'trans-disciplinary' medical ethics -- 3: 'Who's for bioethics?' Ian Kennedy, oversight and accountability in the 1980s -- 4: 'Where to draw the line?' Mary Warnock, embryos and moral expertise -- 5: 'A service to the community as a whole': the emergence of bioethics at British universities -- Consolidating the 'ethics industry': a national ethics committee and bioethics during the 1990s -- Conclusion.
Summary This book draws on a wide range of sources to detail how and why bioethics became so influential in Britain, including the archives of government departments, public inquiries, universities and professional organisations, as well as private papers, published materials, press reports, television programmes and interviews. I use this material to chart the professional, social and political factors that underpinned the making of British bioethics: to show how certain individuals fashioned themselves into authorities on bioethics; to identify the various sites in which bioethics emerged; and to outline how it fulfilled different roles for various groups and professions.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed July 6, 2016).
ISBN 9781526102829 (electronic bk.)
152610282X (electronic bk.)
9780719096198 (hardback)
ISBN/ISSN 10.26530/OAPEN_502670
OCLC # 904423688
Additional Format Print version: Wilson, Duncan, 1978- Making of British bioethics. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2014 9780719096198 (DLC) 2015295292 (OCoLC)881859168

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