Anthropology of Bioethics

Arthur Kleinman

in Writing at the Margin

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 1997 | ISBN: 9780520209657
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520919471 | DOI:
Anthropology of Bioethics

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This chapter studies the anthropology of bioethics. It tries to show what bioethics is all about and why it might be significant for ethical questions in medicine; identifies the anthropological contributions to medical ethics; and examines the culture of bioethics. The chapter also looks at the possible influence anthropology might have on the practice of bioethics.

Keywords: anthropology; bioethics; ethical questions; anthropological contributions; medical ethics; culture of bioethics

Chapter.  10730 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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