feminist ethics

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An approach that is critical of the prevailing focus and methods of medical ethics. In particular, it is argued that contemporary bioethics has replicated oppressive social structures, privilege, and power relationships at the expense of the marginalized. Moral problems are seen as determined from the social context in which they arise and narrative, care, and empowerment are usually integral to feminist analyses of ethical dilemmas.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Philosophy.

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