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bi·o·eth·ics

 (bī′ō-ĕth′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomedical advances, as in the fields of genetic engineering and drug research.

bi′o·eth′i·cal adj.
bi′o·eth′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.

bioethics

(ˌbaɪəʊˈɛθɪks)
n
(Philosophy) (functioning as singular) the study of ethical problems arising from biological research and its applications in such fields as organ transplantation, genetic engineering, or artificial insemination
ˌbioˈethical adj
bioethicist n

bi•o•eth•ics

(ˌbaɪ oʊˈɛθ ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a field of study and counsel concerned with the implications of certain medical procedures, genetic engineering, and care of the terminally ill.
[1970–75]
bi`o•eth′i•cal, adj.
bi`o•eth′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.

bi·o·eth·ics

(bī′ō-ĕth′ĭks)
The study of the ethics surrounding medical research and health-care practices.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bioethics - the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciencesbioethics - the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences
moral philosophy, ethics - the philosophical study of moral values and rules
neuroethics - the study of ethical implications of treatments for neurological diseases
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bioethics

n bioética
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KARACHI -- International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is working to strengthen and support all Nations capacity to engage in sustainable development through educational access, relief programs, ecological and bioethical reflections and actions, while taking in to consideration the traditional, social and cultural values of each Nation.
Public debate is not only important when it comes to developments related to new technologies, but also when legislation on bioethical issues is no longer in line with societal or legal developments, she underlined.
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Organizers of the Trinity Bioethics Lectureship say the discussion Hook will lead extends beyond bringing a Christian perspective to the many bioethical issues in health care that call for careful examination.
Such differences explain the different perceptions and responses to bioethical conflicts regarding access to health technologies (in this case, RRT).
In this study, Article 9 of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (UDBHR) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is investigated to understand and promote the global bioethical norms of privacy and confidentiality.
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The seminar's aims included to increase the respect for living beings; to explore the morals/values, value analysis and its clarifications; to understand the equilibrium between benefits and risks of science and technology and their uses; to understand better the diversity of views of different persons; to study the development of reflective processes (individual/societal views); to develop the skills for "informed choice"; to realize the importance of bioethical decision-making; and to evaluate the direction and principles underlying scientific endeavours.
I draw attention to the need for flexibility, open-mindedness, and humility when confronted by the moral ambiguity so often encountered in bioethical decision making.