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Using International Human Rights Framework To Study Bioethics

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This chapter sets the framework for the discussion on childrens bioethics. It begins with an explanation of the relationship between international human rights norms and bioethics, pinpoints the role globalization has played in this regard, and elaborates on the concept of medical cultures. Particular attention is paid to the Western, principlism approach of bioethics and to its critique. The chapter demonstrates how children are configured into these discussions. It examines the connection between the body, society, culture, and cultural identity as reflected on the child, the power relations between the state, the child, and the parents as far as bodily/medical practices are concerned, and, finally, the issue of the childs agency while showing the complexities involved. Medical ethics and conduct are inseparable from the trend of international human rights.

Keywords: bioethics; globalization; international human rights; medical ethics; principlism approach



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