Culture and the Principles of Biomedical Ethics


  • Kola Abimbola University of Leicester



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


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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