Religious Perspectives on Social Responsibility in Health

Towards a Dialogical Approach

  • Joseph Tham
  • Chris Durante
  • Alberto García Gómez

Part of the Advancing Global Bioethics book series (AGBIO, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Joseph Tham
    Pages 1-10
  3. Buddhism

  4. Christianity

  5. Confucianism

  6. Hinduism

  7. Islam

  8. Judaism

  9. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Alberto García Gómez, Claudia Ruiz Sotomayor
      Pages 177-186
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-190

About this book


This book discuss the meaning and implications of the social and ethical implications of the notion of social responsibility in healthcare in six major world religions — Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, & Judaism. This collection of papers is based on a four-day workshop where bioethics experts from various religious traditions gathered. They discussed the ways in which their respective traditions could, or could not, uphold the tenets of Article 14 of UNESCO's Universal Declaration of bioethics and Human Rights. The different papers presented in this book are based on this interchange of ideas at the workshop. The book explores the potential points of convergence among the various perspectives presented, as well as a discussion on the ways in which their moral differences may be managed. The managing of these moral differences through international socio-ethical mechanisms, contributes significantly to the UNESCO Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights’ goal of simultaneously respecting religio-cultural pluralism while upholding a commitment to human rights.


Religious Perspectives on Ethics Social Responsibility in Health Healthcare Ethics Religion and Bioethics Medical Ethics Bioethics and Human Rights Social Responsibility Confusion Perspective on Health Religion and Social Responsibility Human Rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Tham
    • 1
  • Chris Durante
    • 2
  • Alberto García Gómez
    • 3
  1. 1.School of BioethicsAteneo Pontificio Regina ApostolorumRomeItaly
  2. 2.Saint Peter’s UniversityJersey CityUSA
  3. 3.UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human RightsRomeItaly

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