Culture and the principles of biomedical ethics

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Author: Kola Abimbola
Date: July 2013
From: Journal of Commercial Biotechnology(Vol. 19, Issue 3)
Publisher: thinkBiotech LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,830 words
Lexile Measure: 1300L

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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. Journal of Commercial Biotechnology (2013) 19(3), 31-39. doi: 10.5912/jcb.598 Keywords: principlism; cultural goods of medicine; personhood; practical-beliefs; scientific methodology

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