Despite many attempts to broaden its ethical gaze beyond the patient-centered focus of traditional medical ethics, bioethics remains strongly individualistic. The patient is treated as a self-interested individual unencumbered by personal relationships, and the principle of self-determination is dominant.
However, many areas of biomedicine call for a more relational perspective.
This international collaborative project on family ethics is just about that.
Friday, 1 February 2013
Conference on Family Ethics
Today first day of conference on the ethics of family involvement in healthcare. See for prgramme http://www.centres.sg/node/120