What Is Bioethics? A Historical Introduction

Helga Kuhse, Peter Singer

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16 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Bioethics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781405163316
StatePublished - Jan 15 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Ancient ethical codes-expressed in form of oaths
  • Bioethics and Joseph Fletcher's Morals and Medicine
  • Developing world bioethics
  • Ethical problems in health care and biomedical sciences
  • Florence Nightingale and nursing ethics
  • Medical ethics-long and varied history
  • Medical oath in Western tradition and Oath of Hippocrates
  • Prominence of bioethics and developments in biomedical sciences


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