This chapter explores the relationship between law and bioethics and calls for a careful evaluation of the law's contributions to bioethics. It argues that while the law contributed extensively to the development of bioethics, it introduced a language and a way of thinking that are not necessarily appropriate to handle and resolve bioethical issues, and which, in a significant portion of cases, was irrelevant and had little impact on decision-making and behavioural patterns of patients.
|Title of host publication||Law and Bioethics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Current Legal Issues|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - 2 Oct 2008|
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- Medical ethics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (all)