Hartmut Remmers, Helen Kohlen (Ed.)
Bioethics, Care and Gender
Herausforderungen für Medizin, Pflege und Politik
1. Edition 2010
Universitätsverlag Osnabrück at V&R unipress
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The German development of bioethical discourse in medicine and nursing has reached a highly differentiated stage. The following articles are based on papers presented on an international conference at the University of Osnabrück. Bioethical questions and discussions are brought forward to widen the horizon towards perspectives and research designs that have been long underrepresented. The aim is an intensive interdisciplinarary discussion between different paradigms and specific positions, including standpoints of gender. Despite their potential for sensitisation, there have only been a few works trying to frame ethical issues within an Ethics of Care. In this book the relevance of language, perception and context are highlighted by discussing issues of end-of-life care, prenatal diagnosis, allocation problems as well as ethical conflicts in clinical practice.