Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care
Autonomy and Human Rights in Healthcare: An International Perspective is a group of essays published in memory of David Thomasma, one of the leading humanists in the field of bioethics during the twentieth century. A pioneer in the field of multidisciplinary research, having integrated major theological and philosophical traditions in the west with modern science, Thomasma was a role model to the authors who have devoted essays to his major avenues of inquiry. The authors represent many different countries and disciplines throughout the globe. The volume deals with the pressing issue of how to ground a universal bioethics in the context of the conflicted world of combative cultures and perspectives.
Adresses the challenge of creating universal bioethics in the faces of valued conflicts and the concentration of world viewsLooks at the main topics in current Bioethics that have a serious human rights componentExplores the human right to health and the various sub rights that are part of ongoing crises relating to claims made in the health system