Manchester, United Kingdom

Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: medicine, health care
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Bioethics is the study of the ethical issues emerging from advances in biology and medicine. It is also moral discernment as it relates to medical policy and practice. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, and philosophy. It includes the study of values ("the ethics of the ordinary") relating to primary care and other branches of medicine.
Jurisprudence or legal theory is the theoretical study of law, principally by philosophers but, from the twentieth century, also by social scientists. Scholars of jurisprudence, also known as jurists or legal theorists, hope to obtain a deeper understanding of legal reasoning, legal systems, legal institutions, and the role of law in society.
The use of fetuses as organ and tissue donors is a ticking time bomb of bioethics.
Arthur Caplan, bioethicist, quoted in Joe Levine, "Help From the Unborn Fetal-cell," Time (2001-06-24)
[Bioethics] is "a phony branch of elite philosophy whose principle purpose seems to be to justify allowing badly ill or disabled people to die."
Larry Thornberry, "The Dean of Suspense", The American Spectator (2009-07-08)
EU partners are developing a toolbox of instruments for use in environmental research in the Danube region. The effort will also benefit stakeholders and the local population.
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