The responsibility of bioethicists: The case study of Yemen

Zohar Lederman, Shmuel Lederman

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    In this article, we describe in detail the health and general living conditions resulting from the ongoing armed conflict in Yemen, including the historical and geopolitical underpinnings. In addition to mere reporting, we use Yemen as a case study to examine the responsibility of bioethicists in general. We find it unacceptable that bioethics neglects the largest humanitarian crisis taking place in the world at the moment as well as the largest Cholera outbreak in history. We argue that bioethicists should do more to address armed conflicts and their resulting basic human rights violations. We end with a few recommendations to prevent such neglect.

    Original languageEnglish
    Early online date2 Nov 2023
    StateE-pub ahead of print - 2 Nov 2023

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    © 2023 The Authors. Bioethics published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


    • Yemen
    • cholera
    • human rights

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Philosophy
    • Health Policy


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