Culture and the Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Authors

  • Kola Abimbola University of Leicester

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5912/jcb598

Keywords:

Principlism, cultural goods of medicine, personhood, practical-beliefs

Abstract

This paper examines the roles of culture in the principles of biomedical ethics.  Drawing on examples from African, Navajo and Western cultures, the paper maintains that various elements of culture are indispensable to the application of the principles of biomedical ethics.

Author Biography

Kola Abimbola, University of Leicester

Lecturer in Law and Forensic Science

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Published

2013-07-01

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